The Trinidadian man charged with attempting to steal an American Airlines jet at Orlando Melbourne International Airport will be deported to Trinidad, placed on a US “no-fly” list, and barred from returning to the United States.
In a Monday plea deal, Nishal Sankat pleaded guilty to burglary to a conveyance, a third-degree felony. Prosecutors dropped charges of trespassing and grand theft, according to multiple news reports.
Sankat, a 22-year-old part-time Florida Tech student studying aviation management, was sentenced to 12 days time served at the Brevard County Jail Complex.
According to the Trinidad Express, Sankat, the son of former UWI principal Professor Clement Sankat, was ordered to pay $909 to cover the cost of the Melbourne Airport Police Department investigation.
The September 20 incident triggered an airport security lockdown for hours.