Feds say Hawaii man threatened to kill crew, blow up plane on London-to-Los Angeles flight

The Associated Press
July 16, 2014 09:38 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A federal criminal complaint says a passenger on a flight this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill flight attendants and blow up the plane.

The FBI says 20-year-old Kevin Lee Mosele of Kihei, Hawaii, was charged Tuesday with interfering with a flight crew. He faces 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

The complaint says Mosele told investigator's he'd had several drinks in London before boarding the plane. It says he spit water on the crew and said he'd kill them before saying he was "going to set off a bomb."

The FBI says he had to be restrained and was arrested when the plane landed Monday for a layover in Los Angeles. It had been headed to Hawaii.

Mosele is free on a $10,000 bond. It's unclear whether he's obtained a lawyer.

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