Airport Security Abroad Allows Impersonator In Cockpit


An Egyptian expatriate entered the cockpit of an aircraft at Kuwait International Airport by impersonating a Brazilian pilot, “failed to operate the plane,” and moved on to impersonate a Brazilian engineer using the identity card he found in the first aircraft’s cockpit, according to Arab Times Online. However the suspect’s second attempt was thwarted by an employee, who, when asked by the suspect about the location of an aircraft bound for Luxor, noticed that the man bore no resemblance to the ID card he carried. The employee called security, who promptly arrested the suspect. Authorities are now investigating how the suspect managed to slip past a “high security” area to reach the first aircraft’s hangar. The case has won personal attention from Kuwait’s Minister of Interior and strict measures are expected against employees who “are found to have been negligent in their duty.”