Eder Rojas, 19, was in court this week after being accused of starting a fire in an airplane bathroom during a flight. That is weird enough. What makes it weirder still is he was the flight attendant on Compass Airlines (a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines).
What is worse for the 72 passengers is that when their smoke filled plane landed, they found themselves in Fargo, North Dakota instead of Regina, Saskatchewan. Rojas was reportedly upset with being forced to work the flight. Notably, he had to smuggle a lighter on board. Instead, he is now looking at a potential of 20 years in prison.
Of course, the passengers are lucky. On JetBlue, there might have been a passenger using the toilet as an actual seat, click here.
In court documents the government states: “Rojas further stated that he was preparing his cart to serve the passengers, he set the cart up, went back to the lavatory and reached in with his right hand and lit the paper towels with the lighter,” court documents said.
Imagine that. You asked for Diet Coke and the flight attendant tries to burn the plane down. Ok. Ok, Pepsi is fine.
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