An American Airlines mechanic was arrested for allegedly sabotaging a plane at Miami International Airport an hour before take off in July spark. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani blocked a key computer system to force the delay or cancellation of the flight. His motivation? Stalled contract negotiations that were hurting him financially.
Scary as a disabled computer system on a plane about to take off sounds, passengers were never in danger because the blocked air data module (ADM) set off immediate warnings in the cockpit during a routine pre-departure check.