American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Sabotaging Flight

benmcd

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https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/09/06/american-airlines-mechanic-accused-of-sabotaging-flight/

American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Sabotaging Flight

BREITBART NEWS6 Sep 2019153
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(AP) — An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations.
According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted during an interview Thursday that he tampered with a navigation system on the plane so that he could collect overtime work.
The plane, with 150 people on board, was scheduled to fly from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas on July 17. As the pilots powered up the plane at Miami International Airport, they saw an error message for a system that tracks speed, nose direction and other critical flight information and aborted the takeoff.

When mechanics examined the plane, they found a piece of foam glued inside a navigation system part called an air data module. Video from an American Airlines surveillance camera captured a person who drove up to the plane, got out and spent seven minutes working around the compartment containing the navigation system, according to the affidavit.
The person was later identified by co-workers as Alani, in part by his distinctive limp, the affidavit said.
When he was interviewed Thursday, “Alani stated that his intention was not to cause harm to the aircraft or its passengers,” according to the affidavit by Jose A. Ruiz, a federal air marshal who serves on an FBI terrorism task force.
Alani explained that stalled contract negotiations between American Airlines and the mechanics’ unions were hurting him financially, and he tampered with the plane “to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work,” Ruiz wrote.
American has accused mechanics of an illegal work slowdown that has led to hundreds of canceled flights in recent months. The airline successfully sued two unions that represent the workers. This week, both sides announced that they will resume negotiations Sept. 16 in Washington, with help from a federal mediator. The mechanics’ unions have been trying to secure a new contract for more than three years.
In a statement, American Airlines said it cooperated fully with the investigation “and we are taking this matter very seriously.” The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline said the plane was taken out of service after the July incident and repaired and inspected before it was allowed to fly again.
Alani was charged with willfully damaging or disabling an aircraft. He is expected to appear in federal court in Miami on Friday.
 

benmcd

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Daniel Greenfield covered this as well.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/274862/muslim-mechanic-tried-sabotage-airliner-contract-daniel-greenfield

MUSLIM MECHANIC TRIED TO SABOTAGE AIRLINER, CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BLAMED
September 5, 2019

Daniel Greenfield

Say it with me three times, "There's no such thing as Islamic terrorism."
"There's no such thing as Islamic terrorism."
"There's no such thing as Islamic terrorism."
Then click your heels three times and hope your plane doesn't crash.
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.
That's what you do when your contract negotiations are stalled. You sabotage a plane. It happens all the time.

Especially if your name is Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani.
After his arrest Thursday, the affidavit says that Alani told federal air marshals assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that “his intention was not to cause harm to the aircraft or its passengers.”
He said that his motive in tampering with the navigational system was because he was “upset” over stalled contract negotiations between the mechanics’ union and American Airlines that has raged for months — that “the dispute had affected him financially.”
Well, he did say so. Case closed then.
Public records suggest that Abdul is a registered Democrat.
Common sense suggests that the authorities think the public is incredibly stupid.
 

Amity

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:butcher

Ugh. Terrible.


I know mike after the military refused to work as an A&P (certified aircraft mechanic) for the airlines or freight lines. I don't blame him. They often really aren't treated well plus frequent layoffs. Not that that is an excuse for what this guy did.
 

antitox

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I was shocked over this. What if he had done something to the flight control system to actually cause a crash? No one should be in an airline who isn't mentally competent when it comes to the lives of other people. He should never be hired by any of them again.
 

athenasius

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I heard in the news that evidently this mechanic had a history with a prior airline as a mechanic of "misrepairing" airplane navigation systems. He was fired from that airline after too many "misrepairs".

Why anyone else hired him I don't know.
Probably his cousin got him the job. After 911, I've noticed that a LOT, and I mean a LOT of airline staff at the airports, TSA agents, baggage people and yes mechanics have been hired in large numbers who look middle eastern and with the women, wear the hijab.

Noticeable numbers. Not a majority, but a lot. And a lot of hijab wearing women are in the zone past security as cleaning staff or operating kiosks.

Yeah most of them are just wanting a job like anyone else, but I remember one foiled attack out of New York, which of the airports I don't recall that involved a whole gang who carefully got some in, then got their friends hired, and they were about to launch another terrorist attack.

There was some concern at the time, and some reporters talked a little about the disproportionate numbers of Muslims working in airports, compared to the numbers in the working population and it was interesting. But that got shut down for being not very PC.

Kind of like CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood has a sleeper plan in effect, get people in, then see who feels like a martyr for Allah today!

I've often thought it would be SO easy for one of those cleaning ladies, or the kiosk ladies to take something in to work-- , hand it off to another person and BOOM! Nobody would want to get in trouble by demanding a strip search every day on a Muslim lady.

And this just proves how easy it is for a mechanic to do something deadly if he wanted to.

It may even have been a test run to see where the weaknesses are in the system because the TSA screening is getting a bit sloppy in some airports. Just saying!
 

SonSeeker

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I heard in the news that evidently this mechanic had a history with a prior airline as a mechanic of "misrepairing" airplane navigation systems. He was fired from that airline after too many "misrepairs".

Why anyone else hired him I don't know.
They must think we are really stupid, and won't suspect any of them is a closet terrorist. Or, once they learned we aren't that stupid, they went back to the drawing board, and drew up a plan to start a culture whereby we couldn't discriminate against anyone based on their name, their looks, or their heritage, etc. Then they came up with a very innocent sounding name. Hmm, you don't suppose that's where the term "Politically Correct" came from, do you? I don't know about you, but I don't recall hearing that term prior to about the last decade, or so.
It may take more time, but it's a more permanent solution to gain their end by destroying us with ballots rather than bombs.
Thoughts?
 
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DanLMP

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It may take more time, but it's a more permanent solution to gain their end by destroying us with ballots rather than bombs.
I have stated previously that serious consideration should be given to the idea that Islam uses direct terror attacks to provide cover for their other more stealthy political/demographic attack.

Brigitte Gabriel did a segment on YouTube about the Muslim Brotherhoods manifesto for attacking and taking over the US. Look for "Brigitte Gabriel Reads The Muslim Brotherhood Plan For America" at the Freedom USA page, published Feb 1, 2017.
 
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