Man Who Attempted To Steal Planes From FL Airport To Be Deported

A plea deal means the man accused of trying to steal a jet from Florida's Orlando Melbourne International Airport will be leaving the country.  

The state attorney's office says an investigation found that 22-year-old Nishal Sankat acted alone and was suffering from depression and mental health issues when he boarded the American Airlines Airbus on September 20th.  

On Monday, the Florida Institute of Technology student pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to 12 days time served at the Brevard County Jail, and fined $909 to cover the cost of the airport police investigation.  

Sankat will be deported to Trinidad, placed on the no-fly list and, as a convicted felon, he will not be allowed to return to the U.S.

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