Man poses as pilot; makes it all the way to cockpit

Man poses as pilot; makes it all the way to cockpit

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 22 at 5:54 PM

This is pretty scary-- a passenger who allegedly posed as a pilot made it all the way into the cockpit of a US Airways flight before he was caught.

Police say Philippe Jeannard claimed to be an Air France pilot and asked for an upgrade when he arrived for his flight from Philadelphia to Florida-- that request was denied.
 
But once on the plane, Jeannard somehow got into the cockpit and started a conversation with the real pilots.

They became suspicious and called police.

Jeannard is facing a long list of federal charges. He's being held on a $1 million bail.

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