American Airlines Mechanic ‘Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani’ Charged ‘Sabotage’ Of Plane ‘Navigation System’

MIAMI, FL. (THECOUNT) — Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, an American Airlines mechanic in Miami, was charged Thursday with “sabotaging the navigation system” aboard a plane prior to a flight bound for Nassau, Bahamas.

The incident, which came earlier this summer, was detailed in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Miami. American Airlines said, Alani, who works at Miami International Airport, admitted to investigators that on July 17 he intentionally blocked a sensor on a plane that monitors speed, pitch and other critical data.

Alani was arrested Thursday and will make an initial appearance Thursday, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Miami.

Thank all that is good, crews discovered the problem before taking off and aborted the flight.

Alani later admitted to investigators that he was upset with failed contract negotiations between American Airlines and maintenance workers that have been dragging on for more than four years.

In the interview with law enforcement, Alani reportedly said the contract dispute “affected him financially.”

“Alani claimed that he tampered with the Target Aircraft in order to cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work,” the court filing said, reports DallasNews.

Alani is charged with willfully damaging, destroying, disabling, or wrecking an aircraft, and attempting to do so, the complaint said.

Passengers boarded a new plane and continued to Nassau, Bahamas.

“At American we have an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our customers and team members and we are taking this matter very seriously,” said a statement from American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein. “At the time of the incident, the aircraft was taken out of service, maintenance was performed and after an inspection to ensure it was safe the aircraft was returned to service. American immediately notified federal law enforcement who took over the investigation with our full cooperation.”

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New Jennifer Aniston Bikini Pics Best Proof Yet She’s Pregnant?

Friends star, Jennifer Aniston, is once again, rumored to be pregnant, and these new bikini photos may be the best evidence yet that this time, it’s finally true, or not.

Aniston, 47, was spotted on the beach in the Bahamas her hubby, Justin Theroux, looking like she may be displaying a baby bump, or, she had a really big lunch.

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See more of the revealing pics here.

‘Prominent Minister’ JET CRASHES In The Bahamas

A private Lear jet of a prominent minister has crashed in the Bahamas with nine passengers on board. The minister is rumored to be Pastor Myles Munroe.

The jet was on approach near Grand Bahama International Airport when it crashed, killing an unconfirmed number of passengers aboard the plane.

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It was not yet known what caused the crash, and police and rescue teams were on the scene, but a full investigation would only begin at daylight, officials said.

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Mariah Carey Nick Cannon Downsizing? List Landmark Bel Air Home

Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon have listed their landmark Bel-Air estate after purchasing it in 2009 for $6.975 million.

Carey and Cannon listed the spread for $12.995 million, according to a leading real estate blog.

The gated Hamptons style house has 7-bedroom and 9-bathroom officially making it a mansion.

The home boasts incredible views of Bel-Air, spacious kitchen and a den entertaining space, which could accommodate more than 100 revelers.

At this point the professional couple only own a complex in the Bahamas and a New York City triplex, so it’s anyone’s guess as to exactly where they will go next.. Perhaps out of America altogether?

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Photos: Is that Taylor Swift? In the Pin-Up Bikini?

These photos were taken of singer Taylor Swift in the Bahamas. I think it kind of looks like her, but maybe I’m skeptical because she looks like a completely different person half in the buff. Don’t you think? The swimsuit doesn’t seem like her style, and I never knew she was such a lanky gal :) She is apparently staying at the Atlantis Resort because she performed there on June 19. Taylor isn’t the only act at the Atlantis Resort this summer.

Katy Perry is lined up too! Would you go all the way there just for a concert? Wonder if they have any good packages? Let’s go!!!

Will Hugh Hefner Also Buy the Tomb Above Marilyn Monroe For Sale?

As Count reported, the plot above Marilyn Monroe is for sale at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetary! After hearing this, I just had to add to this saga!

Marilyn’s plot was originally bought by Marilyn’s ex husband and NY Yankees Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, who sold it to a woman named Elsie Poncher, after divorcing from Monroe in 1954. Continue reading