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Posted: Mar 27, 2012 12:57 PM
Updated: Mar 27, 2012 12:57 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: illinois, man, sentenced, open, jet, door, mid-flight, continental, airlines

ST. LOUIS - An Illinois man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for trying to open a passenger jet door in mid-flight. 34-year-old Reynel Alcaide of Burbank, Illinois plead guilty to interference with flight crew members and attendents. He was also sentence to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of more than $7,000. Alcaide was on a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Chicago last May 8th when he repeatedly tried to open an exit door. Passengers and crew members subdued him, and the flight was diverted to Lambert International Airport in St. Louis.

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