MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A mechanic for American Airlines is facing serious charges after authorities say he attempted to sabotage a plane back in July.
Authorities say Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani is accused of tampering with a crucial navigation system on a jet at Miami International Airport that was about to fly 150 people to the Bahamas.READ MORE: Judge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Surfside condo collapseFort Lauderdale Police: 2 Stabbed, 1 In Custody
The flight was aborted when pilots noticed alarms going off.
Alani told investigators he was upset about contract talks between the airline and the mechanics union.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Police Marine Units To Conduct Boating Under The Influence Checks This Weekend
He will be in federal court on Friday.