A 41-year-old pilot has been arrested accused of flying with a fake licence.
March 4: A 41-year-old Swedish pilot was arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in the Netherlands yesterday accused of flying with a fake licence for the last 13 years, reports the Daily Mail.
The pilot was about to fly 101 passengers in a Boeing 737 to Ankara in Turkey for Turkish operator Corendon when Dutch police pounced. It is reported that the Swede, who lives in Milan, has logged more than 10,000 hours on various European airlines over the last decade – he had once had a commercial pilot licence, but it had expired and it never qualified him for passenger flights.
The pilot is being held in custody at Haarlem, near Amsterdam, awaiting bail for trial.