Passenger accused of threatening to blow up plane

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Man accused of making threat to blow up plane

BANGOR, Maine — A man is in custody on federal charges alleging he threatened to blow up an airliner that was en route to Ireland. A detention hearing is set for Wednesday for Aiden Simon Mackle, 44, of Portadown, Northern Ireland. Mackle is accused of telling a Delta Air Lines employee that he was a terrorist after drinking and becoming unruly on Flight 146 from Atlanta. Mackle faces federal charges of assault and interfering with a flight crew.

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