Flight Student Takes Plea Deal, To Be Deported After Breaching Orlando-Melbourne International Airport Security
By Space Coast Daily // October 2, 2018
Sankat will be deported back to Trinidad
ABOVE VIDEO: As part of the plea agreement, Nishal Kiran Sankat will be deported back Trinidad and placed on the U.S. ‘No Fly list’.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 22-year-old Florida Tech flight student who was taken down by Orlando-Melbourne International Airport workers after breaching airport security and entering the cockpit of commercial airliner back on September 20, has pleaded guilty.
As part of the plea agreement, Nishal Kiran Sankat will be deported back Trinidad and placed on the U.S. ‘No Fly list’.
Also, Sankat will never be able to return to the United States and his pilot license with the F.A.A is in the process of being revoked.
The plea was part of an agreement reached after an investigation by Melbourne Police, Melbourne Airport Police, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and the FBI found Sankat acted alone and was suffering from depression and mental health issues when he boarded the American Airlines jet on September 20.
Sankat was sentenced to serve 12 days in the Brevard County Jail and has been ordered to pay the cost of the Melbourne Airport Police investigation totaling $909
Sankat’s deportation will be overseen by the FBI and JTTF.
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