Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Fake Italian pilot traveled in cockpit, police say

ByREUTERS
September 23, 2012 05:36

ROME - A man who posed as an airline pilot and traveled in the cockpit of at least one plane was arrested in Turin Airport using forged identity cards and wearing a pilot's uniform, Italian police said on Saturday.

The 32-year-old, whose real name was not released, allegedly created a fake identity as a Lufthansa pilot named "Andrea Sirlo," complete with a Facebook page that included fake flight attendant friends.



Police said they were alerted several months ago after "Sirlo" introduced himself as a captain to a Civil Aviation lieutenant, who became suspicious because he seemed too young for the job.

The national military police tracked down the suspect from photos on his Facebook profile, in which he is shown posing in uniform and sunglasses in front of airplanes.

He was arrested in the check-in area of Turin Airport on Friday.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
April 27, 2017
Bennett wins re-election as Bayit Yehudi head

By GIL HOFFMAN

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 13 - 26
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 22
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 25
    Jerusalem
    15 - 23
    Haifa
  • 21 - 31
    Elat
    18 - 34
    Tiberias