US passenger to plead guilty to planting fake bomb on plane

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ A U.S. man accused of falsely reporting there was a bomb a Dutch airliner is set to plead guilty.

A federal indictment accused 22-year-old Sean Michael Davies of constructing a fake bomb, then placing it in the restroom of KLM flight headed from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro in 2014. He reported the device to the flight crew and the plane was diverted to Egypt. Prosecutors said Davies’ motive was to look like a hero.

The Warrenton, Oregon, man pleaded not guilty last year and a trial was scheduled to start Tuesday in Portland. Instead, a change of plea hearing was scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Federal prosecutor Charles Gorder said he expects Davies to plead guilty to conveying false information concerning a device which could destroy or damage an aircraft.

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