The International Day of the Cabin Crew was celebrated on Thursday, May 31 and Daniela Carbone (47) found her in the worst way: locked in a dungeon for committing a mortal sin for the world of commercial aviation. But the flight attendant accused of making a bomb threat on a plane bound for Miami is used to small spaces. He has been working at Aerolineas Argentinas for 25 years. Perhaps that condition will help her cope a little better with the confinement in her cell of 2 meters by 2 meters at the headquarters of the Airport Security Police (PSA) of Ezeiza, where she has been detained since last Sunday.
The scandal over the messages she sent to three crew members in which she warned that she was going to make them "fly in a thousand pieces" did not keep her away from the planes. The dungeon where Carbone spends his days is just 200 meters from Terminal A. From there you can hear the noise of the turbines.
According to Clarín, the conditions of detention are "good." Unlike a common warden, at the headquarters of the PSA Carbone has a private bathroom, heating and almost personalized medical assistance. In addition to having the privilege of not having to share the dungeon with anyone.
In that scenario is where the crew member will be perhaps until June 12, when the deadline that Federal Judge No. 2 of Lomas de Zamora, Federico Villena, in charge of the case, has to resolve the procedural situation expires. The other alternative is to give him house arrest.
Daniela Carbone has been a flight attendant for 25 years.
Last Tuesday Carbone went to the court of Villena, which took her under investigation but she refused to testify. Until then, she had been held incommunicado and the case had been under judicial secrecy. The defense of Carbone is in charge of the lawyer Agustín Esnal. Clarín contacted the lawyer to ask him about the state of mind of the flight attendant and to know if she had shown any signs of repentance. But, for the moment, he preferred not to comment.
Carbone is charged with the crimes of "aggravated coercion", "public intimidation" and "obstruction of public service". She has no record and although the crimes she is charged with can carry a sentence of up to six years in prison, it is very likely that, if convicted, she will receive a sentence that can be released. His lawyer had filed a request for release, which was rejected by the prosecutor although he asked that the possibility of some alternative measure such as house arrest be considered.
Although she brought among her belongings booties, sneakers, wine, clothes, a tablet, a cell phone and a Mac notebook, and there were versions that pointed to Carbone as "bagayera", the judge will not investigate her for smuggling. It is that in the file so far no indication emerged in the case that justifies opening an investigation for that crime. For the Justice carried in his carry on objects that anyone who travels to Miami can bring.
How the research continues
In line with the prosecutor's request, Villena denied the release and ordered the formation of the house arrest incident. Now, Judge Villena analyzes the evidence collected in the file, mainly the final results of the expert reports of the cell phones, and awaits some proceedings.
The Airport Security Police, at the time of arresting the stewardess Daniela Carbone.
The limit that the judge has to define whether or not Carbone is prosecuted in the case and if he is still in prison is Monday, June 12, when the ten working days are fulfilled from the day after the statement of the accused. It must then decide whether to issue the indictment and, if so, whether to accompany it with pre-trial detention (in case it assesses the existence of a risk of flight or obstruction of the investigation) or not (it is released until the trial begins), dismissal or lack of merit (when there are insufficient elements).
The house arrest incident should be resolved in the coming days. The socio-environmental reports have not yet been made, there is no certificate of domicile or a person who is responsible. Among the requirements that are needed to grant you this benefit is to have a fixed address and a responsible person.
As for the psychological and psychiatric expert reports to Carbone, so far neither the judge has ordered them nor has any of the parties requested it.
Daniela Carbone, the flight attendant accused of being the author of the bomb threats that delayed an Aerolineas Argentina flight.
Next week the federal court No. 2 of Lomas de Zamora will be subrogated by Ernesto Kreplak and during those days he will be in charge of the case, instead of Villena.
The measure of Aerolineas Argentinas
The stewardess is accused of being the author of the threat received by both the commander on board his personal cell phone, as well as other members of the company. The call put airport security on alert, which implemented an operation that delayed the departure of flight AR1304 for more than seven hours and caused complications for the 270 passengers traveling on the aircraft. In addition, according to the case, the airline had to incur expenses of more than $1,200,000 as a result of the episode.
For these reasons, Aerolíneas Argentinas appeared as a plaintiff in the case. It also suspended the crew member without pay. "Once the company becomes aware of the evidence in the file, it will define what other measures it will take with respect to the accused crew member," Aerolineas Argentinas told Clarín.
How was the threat
The bomb threat on the plane was on Sunday, May 21 before the departure of the Airbus A330 bound for Miami, scheduled for 7.35.
According to sources linked to the investigation, the threat consisted of an audio that said: "Tell the captain that we put three bombs in Miami. Stop fucking with politics and check the plane because they're going to blow up in a thousand pieces."
The voice was distorted, but investigators were able to first establish that it was a woman and then identify the origin of the communication, which led to the arrest of the flight attendant on Sunday, May 28 when she arrived in Ezeiza on another flight coming from Miami. From the investigation it emerges that Carbone would have made the threat in the middle of an attack of jealousy when he learned that his ex, also a crew member who recently cut with her, was on board that plane with his new partner, a co-worker who was going as a passenger to spend a few days together in Miami.