August 13, 2010
Posted: 03:52 PM ET
By Stephen M. Silverman
After allegedly cursing out passengers and exiting the plane down a chute – symbolically ending his 20-plus-year career as flight attendant – former JetBlue employee Steven Slater wants to resume flying, even for his former airline.
This dramatic change of heart was expressed at a press conference outside Slater's Queens, N.Y., home on Thursday, reports NBCNewYork. With his client standing at his side, Slater's Legal Aid attorney, Howard Turman, told reporters, "JetBlue is a wonderful airline which he has loved working for, and wishes to continue working for. He understands the problems, but it has been a fair and understanding airline."
Slater, 38, has been charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. He remains free on $2,500 bail. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison.
Filed under: Airline Industry
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