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US man who tried to open door mid-flight sentenced

US man who tried to open door mid-flight sentenced

A U.S. man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for trying to open a jet door mid-flight.
The sentence for 34-year-old Reynel Alcaide was handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in December to interference with flight crew members and attendants.
Alcaide was on a Continental Airlines flight traveling from Houston to Chicago on May 8 when he repeatedly tried to open an exit door. Passengers and crew members subdued him, and the flight was diverted to St. Louis.
A prosecutor says Alcaide reported marital problems and said he had tried to commit suicide previously.


Updated : 2021-10-24 11:46 GMT+08:00