Daniela Carbone, the stewardess accused of having threatened to put a bomb on an Aerolíneas Argentinas flight that was going to Miami to take revenge on her ex-partner because he had left her, will remain in prison. Federal judge Federico Villena maintained that the woman can, in freedom, hinder the investigation. It is that, as it was discovered, the commissioner on board tried, remotely, to reset the iPhone device to which the chip had been changed to make the threat, and from there to “delete all its contents” from the phone. She failed in her attempt and the evidence found there compromised her, as Infobae learned.
From that phone, which belonged to her daughter, Candelaria, the woman called key cell phones on May 21, at 7, to try to stop the departure of the flight to Miami on which her ex-boyfriend, the youngest man with the that he had been in a relationship for the last five years and had left her two months ago.
“Tell the captain that we planted three bombs on him in Miami. Stop screwing with politics and check the plane because they are going to fly into a thousand pieces. The warning reached PGA and IRM phones, affecting the flight that was about to leave.
The voice of the message was distorted by an application. His Google searches for how to confuse his voice were also found.
According to the investigation, it was not the only call Carbone made. It is believed that the woman was also in charge of calling the flight pilot’s cell phone. This time it was not an audio message but a written one. There she warned him: “Do what we tell you perez (sic) we know what school your children go to.” The objective was clear: that the flight did not leave. But she pointed to the pilot to confuse the true recipient: his ex-partner who was a stewardess on the plane and who was already with a new girlfriend. “She was hurt more,” the man declared when he confronted the judge as a witness.
“Do you think he did something like that to me?” They heard her say to Carbone.
From the cause, family inmates between mother and daughter also arise in recent days. The mother and daughter quarreled. They argued about cleanliness, about order, about coexistence, about whether the kitten was taken care of. The woman was away working, the young woman complained about the controls and the mother’s demands from outside.
And there came a time when the daughter, fed up with the reproaches, shot him: “You’re the selfish one, you can screw up my life for bullshit.” She didn’t say anything else. A while later, the return plane landed. Carbone warned Candela: “daughter, they are arresting me.” She asked him to call a person and also keep quiet.
At Carbone’s home, the house he rented with his ex-partner, an Iphone 13 Pro and another 12 Pro were seized that had been used with the line identified from where the threats came.
Daniela Carbone, at the time of her arrest
Since Sunday the 28th, she has been detained by the Airport Security Police. Yesterday, Tuesday, the woman faced the judge and the prosecutor Sergio Mola in the investigation. She chose silence. Her defense just knew the details of the case that she had been secret from summary proceedings until a while before. But the defender demanded the release of her client, or at least a moderation of her detention under the modality of an electronic bracelet, based on the modifications implemented in the new Criminal Procedure Code.
Prosecutor Mola opposed it because of “the procedural dangers around it” that cannot be “thrown away by any of the other alternatives” provided. And Judge Villena agreed with him. According to the resolution that Infobae agreed to signed this afternoon, the ruling speaks of “the seriousness of the facts” investigated, which make up the crimes of interruption of air transport, making anonymous threats, aggravated coercion and the fact of instilling fear to an indeterminate number of people. He stressed that the instruction “is in the middle of the investigation stage, with proceedings and ordered measures in progress.”
But Villena also revealed in his ruling another piece of information hitherto unknown: the woman tried to destroy the evidence on her cell phone. And for that she asked her daughter for help.
Carbone would have tried to restore the kidnapped Iphone device when it was abroad with the possible objective of eliminating its content, and in this way, probative elements of the utmost importance for the cause. He did it by maneuvering through Apple Support. He didn’t make it because he couldn’t; Not because he didn’t want to. Had he succeeded, he would have achieved “the loss of crucial elements” in the investigation.
According to the investigation, at 7:15 p.m. on May 24, Carbone sent an audio to his daughter in which he tells her that he contacted Apple Support to restore his account and indicates the steps to follow. Two days later, the woman tells him that she is going to Apple. A while later, she gives instructions to the young woman to carry out the actions she was given. There are screenshots where they exchanged security codes.
“Let’s see if I can get my email back at once and I can have everything”, says the flight attendant, “6 days????”, her daughter replies with a screenshot “Naa, I want to kill myself”, says the woman. Of almost 17,000 images that were analyzed, there was a video with instructions to “recover WhatsApp messages” and conversations with Apple support.
For the judge, “the possibility is verified that the defendant can hinder the investigation, either through the destruction, modification, suppression, falsification or concealment of evidence or that she will try to ensure the benefit of the crime or the continuity of its execution; or that she will attempt to threaten witnesses or influence witnesses or experts to report falsely or behave in an unfair or reticent manner; or that will induce or determine others to carry out such behaviors, even if they do not carry them out”. And based on this, it was ordered that the woman continue in detention, “since there are elements that allow us to assert that they could hinder the investigation or avoid the action of Justice.”
In its assessment, the ruling pondered the entire scenario: the serious damage caused to the 267 passengers who had to leave that morning for Miami and the economic consequences for the company, estimated at 1,215,740 dollars for and 1,021,776 pesos disbursed. by the Airport Security Police.
What the magistrate did accept was to open an apparent incident to evaluate a possible house arrest, which will include a “social-environmental” analysis that portrays their environment and way of life.
Judge Walter Bento was suspended and must face a political trial