Mexican is sentenced to 18 months in prison after jumping from a plane about to take off in Los Angeles

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Initially it was expected that Luis Antonio Victoria could face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, which did not happen.

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Luis Antonio Victoria Dominguez, 34 years old, a native of La Paz, Baja California, in northern Mexico, He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $20,132 fine. for interfering with the work of flight crew members and attendants on a flight leaving Los Angeles for Salt Lake City, Utah.

According to the Department of Justice, The event occurred last June on a plane that was about to take off, when the passenger “ran at full speed” and “began to hit the cabin door.” and seeing that he couldn’t get in, he pushed past a flight attendant, and went to the emergency exit on the right side of the plane, where managed to open the door slightly, causing the emergency inflatable slide to partially unfold.

Then the man jumped onto the asphalt. The plane stopped and the emergency team responded to treat Victoria Domínguez, who he suffered a broken leg in the fall, so he had to undergo surgery.

Officially The reasons that led him to act in this way are unknown. However, investigations revealed that Victoria Domínguez arrived in Los Angeles from Los Cabos, but since she previously lost connection to Salt Lake City, she spent the night in the Californian metropolis, where, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he drank several beers and used “a lot” of methamphetamine.

The man pleaded guilty in October 2021 to one count of interference with crew members and flight attendants. The plane was out of service for four days, endangering the lives of other passengers.

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