updated 8/4/2011 4:09:51 PM ET 2011-08-04T20:09:51

Mexican prosecutors say they have extradited a U.S. flight attendant charged with setting fire to an airplane bathroom.

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Eder Rojas was arrested by federal police and handed over to U.S. Marshals after a brief detention in Mexico City. His extradition was announced Thursday.

Rojas was charged in U.S. federal court with setting a fire aboard a Compass Airlines flight from Minneapolis to Saskatchewan in 2008. No injuries were reported and the flight landed safely.

Authorities said the then-19-year-old was upset with his employer.

Prosecutors did not say how long Rojas had been in Mexico. He faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and possible $250,000 fine before failing to show for a federal court appearance three years ago.

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