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Pilot Impostor almost Succeeds in Kuwait

Very scary story from today’s Arab Times

Expatriate impersonates Brazilian pilot, ‘manages’ to enter cockpit

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 26: In a shocking incident that reflects on the level of security at Kuwait International Airport, an Egyptian expatriate is said to have managed to enter the cockpit of a plane ‘Al-Mottaheda’ impersonating a Brazilian pilot and when he failed to operate the plane, he allegedly tried to fly another, sources told Al-Seyassah. The suspect reportedly wanted to fly a Luxor-bound flight and asked an employee about the plane’s location. This time around he impersonated a Brazilian engineer whose identity card he found in the cockpit of the first plane. The alert employee, however, noticed that there was no similarity between the man on the ID card and the holder and promptly called securitymen who rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect.

Securitymen are investigating how the Luxor-bound passenger penetrated a high-security area and managed to reach the planes’ hanger. Minister of Interior Sheikh Jaber Al-Khaled is personally following-up the developments in this case and sources say stringent action will be taken against employees who are found to have been negligent in their duty.

By Mizyed Al-Saeedi
Special to the Arab Times

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September 28, 2008 - Posted by | Community, Crime, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Law and Order, Living Conditions, News

8 Comments »

  1. What!!!!! Thats insane!

    Comment by Ansam | September 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. Fly robin, fly. Up, up to the sky

    Comment by daggero | September 28, 2008 | Reply

  3. Ansam, it is insane, and very very scary.

    Daggero – . . hungry? You sound a little spacy!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 28, 2008 | Reply

  4. i love all the nut cases we have here in Q8 , this nutter wants to fly the plane , it id not work out , he went to another plane . Today we have a man who took as a hostage his own Mrs whom he married her just three days ago ,and entered into the Bayan palace ,and why is that ?? because he wanted a shaikh to help him get rid of the Ghosts in his house , Now we kuwaitis asking the Government to provide a new service
    Ghost Busting or maybe give us an allowance for that . Lets for our Member of The Parliament to adopt this resolution

    Comment by daggero | September 29, 2008 | Reply

  5. LLLOOOLLLL, Daggero!

    So many questions, now. 1. So marrying during Ramadan is OK? In our season of repentence, Lent, it is traditional that we do not marry, so many marriages occur before or after. 2. Many crimes, world-wide, appear to be insane, and yet there does not seem to be a cure – how do we punish these crazies? 3. Who ya gonna call?

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 29, 2008 | Reply

  6. its allowed to get married during Ramadan 🙂

    Comment by Ansam | September 29, 2008 | Reply

  7. Thanks, Ansam

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 29, 2008 | Reply

  8. Marriage in Ramadan is allowed but people try as much as possible to postpone it to after Ramadan because they are afraid the newlyweds would be greatly tempted to do it during day time (of course it is fault of the groom )then they have to make up the fast they broke 60 days for every day they broke

    Comment by daggero | September 29, 2008 | Reply


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