AMERICAN MECHANIC SABOTAGED BOEING PLANE'S NAVIGATION AMID LABOR DISPUTE, FEDS SAY

ALANI, WHO JOINED AMERICAN AIRLINES IN 1988, HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, A COMPANY SPOKESMAN SAID.

AMERICAN IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHO TOOK OVER THE INVESTIGATION WITH OUR FULL COOPERATION, AMERICAN AIRLINES SPOKESMAN ROSS FEINSTEIN SAID IN AN EMAIL.

According to federal investigators, Alani inserted and glued a piece of foam into the air data module system on American Airlines Flight 2834 on July 17, preventing it from functioning normally.
The 12,000-member mechanics' union to which Alani belongs, the TWU-IAM Association, has been trying to secure a new contract with American Airlines for three years, The Associated Press reported.
"Alani explained to law enforcement that he was upset at the stalled contract dispute between the union workers and American Airlines, and that this dispute had affected him financially.

Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a mechanic for American Airlines on suspicion of tampering with the navigation equipment on a Boeing 737-800 shortly before it was scheduled to depart with 150 passengers aboard. The...

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AMERICAN MECHANIC SABOTAGED BOEING PLANE'S NAVIGATION AMID LABOR DISPUTE, FEDS SAY


Alani, who joined American Airlines in 1988, has been suspended, a company spokesman said... READ MORE

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