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American Airlines Mechanic Jailed Following Aircraft SabotageAn American Airlines mechanic who deliberately sabotaged an American Airlines Boeing 737 last July in an attempt to gain more overtime has instead been sentenced to 37 months in prison. (simpleflying.com) More...
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Slap on the wrist.
No "luck" on the part of the pilot. Just competence - attention to detail, doing his job. Every day in every way on every flight.
The article mentions that there were 150 passengers on board. Perhaps the mechanic should be charged with 150 counts of attempted murder. Probable sentence would be of more than 37 months.
Small price to pay for the opportunity to kill 155 people. Should have been no less than one year for every soul onboard.
I am so glad that this hack got 3 Yrs . And i would like to think he serves every day . But due to the planing and indifferance of his savatage , i know many , including myself , feel he should have received more . In all my years of being around aviation , i can not recall such a cold blooded act . Luckily , the Crew found the problem and kept the aircraft on the ground . My Salute to them ........DGR
sorry to say that man is an idiot! he wanted overtime,so he possibly jeopardized people lives? what he did was not like making the coffee maker not work in the galley...37 months n prison is far too lenient..