Pilot caught with fake license- 13 years later!

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In a real-life version of “Catch Me If You Can,” A Dutch pilot was recently arrested after being revealed as a fake pilot. He had apparently been flying commercial planes for 13 years without a commercial pilot’s license (though he did have a private pilot license). His record as a pilot was completely spotless and he was deemed an excellent employee, perhaps why he wasn’t pursued sooner. Most surprisingly, though, is that he had been caught by Swedish cops a few years ago, but disappeared for a while and no one bothered to follow up until now. Unclear why authorities decided not to pursue him (surely flight records would have clearly indicated where exactly he was) or what the ramifications of his imaginative qualifications will be.

Image courtesy of nedrichards on Flickr
Image courtesy of nedrichards on Flickr