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Flight Attendant Started Fire on American Airlines Jet, Says FBI

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Mar 2016 12:05 PM

An American Airlines flight attendant allegedly started a fire in an airplane bathroom as the flight from Dallas approached Detroit, according to FBI charges.

The FBI said no one was injured during the Feb. 1 incident aboard flight 1418, reported The Associated Press, and the plane safely landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

In a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, the FBI said Johnathan Tafoya-Montano admitted setting paper towels on fire with a lighter. The FBI said he immediately put out the fire, exited the bathroom and returned with a fire extinguisher to take care of any smoldering towels.

The FBI said Tafoya-Montano admitted his role this week, a month after his initial interview.

He was charged with setting a fire and making false statements. A message seeking comment from his lawyer wasn't immediately returned on Wednesday.

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An American Airlines flight attendant allegedly started a fire in an airplane bathroom as the flight from Dallas approached Detroit, according to FBI charges.
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