Man threatens to crash a plane at MIA

A man was arrested after threatening to crash a plane while being deported to his country from the Malta International Airport.

The Tunisian 28-year-old was being held at the detention centre at Ħal Safi and was going to be sent back to his country on Monday morning, the court said. Before he was deported, he attempted to escape from the police.

According to the police, the Tunisian fought arrest, bit a police member and threatened to crash a plane. The man was accused also of endangering passengers and for disobeying the captain’s orders on board the plane. The man pleaded not guilty to the accusations brought against him.