Daniela Carbone, the flight attendant arrested after spreading a bomb threat, at the Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires.
On May 21, Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1304 bound for Miami was preparing to leave Ezeiza airport when the pilot and a couple of company employees received a bomb threat. "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," they heard on the other end of the phone. The threat triggered a security device that forced the plane to be checked from top to bottom and frightened the crew. After verifying that the threat was false, the flight was more than seven hours late. A week later, the details of the ongoing investigation look like something out of a soap opera.
On Sunday, police arrested an airline stewardess, Daniela Carbone, 47, as the alleged perpetrator of the threat. He went to look for her by court order at the place where it all began, Ezeiza, the airport on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The main hypothesis of justice is that Carbone acted out of spite, as a way to take revenge against one of the crew of the aircraft with whom he had maintained a sentimental relationship until recently.
Carbone was summoned to testify Tuesday before the judge in charge of a criminal case where she faces charges of public intimidation, obstruction of public services and aggravated coercion.
Investigators traced the origin of the intimidating audios to the prepaid cell phone of Carbone's daughter, according to local media. The author of the threat used a popular program to distort her voice. Among the warnings given, he told the pilot that he "knew what school" his daughters were going to.
"She shocked all the colleagues and the people who knew her," a former Aerolineas Argentinas employee who had coincided on flights with Carbone said by phone. The crew of this company enjoys three days of rest at the destination of international flights, an increasingly rare benefit in the sector. According to colleagues of the stewardess, what would have unleashed his anger was to learn that his ex-partner was traveling with another woman to Miami and they would spend that period of time there together.
Aerolineas Argentinas suffered a loss of more than one million dollars between the evacuation operation of passengers and the rescheduling of the departure to Miami.
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