‘Hijacked’ plane crash: Manhunt for man found guilty of hijacking
A man who was allegedly hijacked a plane last year and fled to Mexico, killing all 228 people on board, has been convicted in the United States of conspiring to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration.
Bryan J. Gentry, 25, of Alamo, Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defile an aircraft in March 2016.
The flight, operated by Aerolineas Argentinas, was flying from New York to San Francisco when it crashed on March 23.
A U.S. judge ordered the sentence imposed in April 2018.
Gentry faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
He was indicted in October 2018 by a Texas grand jury on a charge of making false statements in a federal criminal complaint.