Compass Airlines Flight Attendant Sentenced 7 Years In Bathroom Fire

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    A former flight attendant with Compass Airlines, Eder Rojas, 23, of Woodbury, Minnesota was sentenced in United States District Court in Fargo, North Dakota, Friday to more than six years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson for setting fire to an airplane bathroom while in-flight.

    In addition he was ordered to pay back more than $100,000, the bulk of the money to go to Compass Airlines for damage to the bathroom and accommodations for passengers.

    Prosecutors said prior to this flight Rojas was aboard another Compass Airlines flight about five weeks before that was forced to make an emergency landing in Wisconsin because of a bathroom fire in which Rojas helped put out the fire. Charges in this case have not been filed.

    On September 26, 2011, Rojas, pled guilty before United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson to a charge of setting an aircraft on fire. Rojas, pleaded guilty to setting fire to a Compass Airline approximately 35 minutes into the flight, which had originated in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 7, 2008.

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