Flight Attendant admits starting a fire in lav on DFW-DTW flight in February


Jan 5, 2003
Hope this guy gets the mental health help he needs:

The FBI has arrested an American Airlines flight attendant who allegedly set an aircraft bathroom on fire while aboard a Dallas-to-Detroit flight, during which he portrayed himself as a hero when he was really the culprit.

According to court documents, the 23-year-old flight attendant from Texas made up several accident stories, but eventually admitted to authorities that he intentionally set fire to the rear lavatory's paper towels using a green Bic lighter, and then put the fire out once it gained intensity.

But that's not how the scene played out on Flight 1418.

According to documents filed in U.S. District Court, after putting out the fire, the flight attendant exited the bathroom, stood in the hallway for several minutes and pretended to discover a fire. He then extinguished the remaining smoldering paper towels with a fire extinguisher after declaring an emergency to the other flight attendants.