Skip to comments.American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane. It aborted takeoff.
Posted on 09/05/2019 9:01:51 PM PDT by george76
An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer.
The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations.
None of the passengers and crew on the flight to Nassau were injured because the tampering with the so-called air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the planes engines on the runway July 17, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court.
As a result, flight No. 2834 was aborted and taken out of service for routine maintenance at Americas hangar at MIA, which is when the tampering with the ADM system was discovered during an inspection. An AA mechanic found a loosely connected tube in front of the nose gear underneath the cockpit that had been deliberately obstructed with some sort of hard foam material.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani is charged with willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft and is expected to have his first appearance in Miami federal court on Friday.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani glued the foam inside the tube leading from outside the plane to its air data module, a system that reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical flight data.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
Union worker, too? Double-play!
And registered DemonRAT; One man triple play.
“Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations.”
Uh-huh. I see. It was just a case of an overzealous union member. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani... I stopped right there, such a fine Amish name and all.
Surprised the Miami Herald actually printed his name.
“Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani”....and THIS NAME didn’t make anyone suspicious?
Sounds like the Angle of Attack sensors that were involved in the 737 Max crashes?
Me too, but I doubt this story will make headlines tomorrow outside of Miami.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was upset over union contract negotiations.
And the Atlantic Ocean is made out of grapefruit juice.
If I am going to take a plane, I don’t want Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani to work on it.
Problem is none of us know when a muslim has been monkeying with the plane we get on.
Just another reason I don’t fly anymore.
Yeah, sure , THAT’S the reason: union negotiations.
The funny thing is, even before I read the excerpt, I was going to wisecrack “Was it a muzzie???”
Obvious lone-wolf attacker. It’s nice that, for once, we know his motive. Contract negotiations are an entirely reasonable excuse for risking the lives of 150 passengers.
There’s no such thing as a lone wolf. .. That was a phrase invented by Hussein to make Americans stupid.. ~Gorka.
In 2001 a bunch of mohameds took flying lesson, in 2019 they just get a job with the airlines.
“Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani”
As if that was going to end well...
“Look for the Union label”!
And run away!!!!!
Some claim my continued loathing for unions is undeserved by them.
No, it’s NOT!
This ‘tard thought messing with a flight was justified by “Stalled Union Negotiations”.
This fits my perception of union thuggery perfectly.
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