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Corendon Airlines' Pilot Arrested for Flying with Fake License for 13 Years

Catch Me If You Can is one of my all-time favorite movies. I never thought we'd see another Frank Abagnale, Jr. though.

A pilot has been arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for flying passenger planes for 13 years with a false licence.

The 41-year-old Swede was in the cockpit of a Corendon Airlines Boeing 737 about to take off for Ankara with 101 passengers on board when the Dutch police arrested him after a tip from the Swedish authorities.

The Turkish low-budget airline was informed in advance and had a second pilot lined up to take over the flight.

I must admit I am impressed--though this guy wasn't clever enough to forge Pan Am checks and play doctor and lawyer on the side. Full story here.

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Comments

#1
Josh March 11, 2010 at 05:58 pm

Good to know you're listening when you're on the podcast. ;)

http://upgrd.com/upgrd/upgrd-58-american-airlines-and-oneworld-awards.html

#2
Matthew March 12, 2010 at 05:05 pm

Yeah, I knew we discussed that--I just needed a blog post! ;)

#3
Josh March 13, 2010 at 02:05 pm

Where does one go about getting a fake pilot's license? I want one.

Dear Homeland Security,

I'm kidding.

Sincerely,

Josh

#4
Matthew March 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I can't help you with that, but if you want help with a fake CIA ID, the TSA has helped:

http://upgrd.com/matthew/tsa-gives-away-its-secrets-in-massive-security-breach.html

#5
Matthew March 15, 2010 at 08:41 pm

@Josh: Geez. I just listened to our podcast from last week and must have been completely spaced out when we discussed that.

#6
Josh March 15, 2010 at 09:12 pm

Nyquil before podcasting = awesome.

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