A 51-year-old man has been found guilty of conspiring to plan a terrorist attack on an international flight from Sydney.
Khaled Khayat had pleaded not guilty to plotting a terror attack after being charged in July 2017 alongside his brother Mahmoud Khayat.
Police alleged the brothers planned on detonating a bomb that was hidden in a meat grinder on an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, but aborted the attack after the bag containing the bomb weighed too much to be checked in.
Yesterday, the jury’s guilty verdict for Khaled Khayat was read out at Parramatta Supreme Court. However, the jury has yet to reach a verdict for his brother, according to media reports.
Khaled Khayat will be sentenced on 26 July, and potentially faces life in prison.