Created on Friday, 22 March 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Air France says a French man arrested after sitting inside the cockpit of a plane scheduled to fly from Philadelphia is not one of its employees.
In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia Police Department, Philippe Jernnard of La Rochelle, France is shown. Jernnard, a 61-year-old French man was arrested Wednesday March 20, 2013 at Philadelphia International Airport and charged with impersonating a pilot after airline officials found him in the cockpit of a plane scheduled for takeoff. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)
The airline said Friday that Philippe Jernnard was not wearing the airline's uniform, did not have a badge verifying he was crew member or was not carrying any Air France crew baggage.
Jernnard, a ticketed passenger, was arrested Wednesay night after he was found by the crew of a US Airways flight bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., sitting in the jump seat behind the pilot.
He was wearing a white shirt with an Air France logo and black jacket with epaulets on the shoulders. Officer Christine O'Brien said police also found him in possession of a counterfeit Air France crew member ID card.