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Scandalous news just broke of a student pilot arrested after having hopped the security fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Florida on September 20. As told by CNN, the trespasser boarded a passenger jet under maintenance. After he was seen by the aircraft employees, he was asked to get on the ground and was held down. The Typical Student team learned the details of the incident.
What Do We Know About The Student Intruder?
The intruder was identified as Nishal Sankat, 22, a student of Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He was arrested by the police and taken in custody. Nishal has a dual citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago and Canada. According to the police report, he had entered the US legally.
Reasons for a Plane Breach Are Left Unknown
Sankat's motive is still unknown. He was neither carrying arms or explosives, nor is he linked to any terror groups. At the moment, he’s being questioned at the Brevard County Jail and will be charged with trespass on airport property, burglary and attempted theft of an aircraft.
How Did the Intrusion Happen?
The police have publicized the details of the intrusion. Here’s what we know:
FBI is currently investigating the case, no charges have been filed, according to CNN.
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