American Airlines Mechanic Denied Bail In Case Of Suspected "Sabotage"

Curt Lewis
September 19, 2019 - 7:10 am
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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) -  A judge denied bail for an American Airlines mechanic accused of tampering with a jet in Miami.

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani is a naturalized U-S citizen from Iraq. In July, an American jet was due to take off for the Bahamas, but the pilots got an error message and the flight was scrubbed.

Investigators say Alani told them he wanted to cause a delay so he could work on the "problem" and get over-time. But they now believe Alani may have ties to ISIS including a brother who is a member of the terrorist organization.

His request for bail was rejected because the government believes he's a flight risk.