Bonehead Flight Attendant

May 15, 2008 1 Comments A+ a-

Couldn't he have called in sick?

FARGO, North Dakota (AP) -- A flight attendant angry about his work route smuggled a lighter aboard an airplane and set a fire in a bathroom, forcing an emergency landing, authorities said Thursday.

The Compass Airlines flight carrying 72 passengers and four crew members landed safely in Fargo on May 7 after smoke filled the back. No injuries were reported. The plane was flying from Minneapolis to Regina, Saskatchewan, authorities said.

Eder Rojas, 19, appeared in court Thursday, following his arrest a day earlier in Minneapolis, and was ordered held without bail, prosecutors said. The charge of setting fire aboard a civil aircraft carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

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May 16, 2008 at 8:24 AM delete

I am almost as disturbed by the fact he's is only 19 years old! WTF? He is supposed to be on there for safety and he can't even legally drink. Well thats what they are going to find for $14,000 a year.