Airline mechanic accused of sabotaging passenger flight | ABC News

Federal charges say the American Airlines employee used a styrofoam material and super glue to block a port leading to part of the flight’s data system.

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.

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