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Man Poses As Air India Pilot To Impress Girlfriends, Gets Caught

A 20-year-old posed as an Air India pilot to impress his girlfriends (yes, there were multiple of them), and it didn’t end well…

Man arrested for being dressed as Air India pilot

ETV Bharat has the story of how a 20-year-old man was arrested at an airport for posing as an Air India pilot. On Monday, August 21, 2023, the man showed up at Vadodara Airport (BDQ), prepared to board a domestic Air India flight dressed in a pilot uniform.

The man reportedly told the flight’s crew that he was an Air India pilot, which made them suspicious. As a result, airport security staff got involved, and asked him some questions. He admitted that he attends an institute for airport ground staff training, but wasn’t a pilot. A search of his belongings revealed that he had flight safety manuals, and his phone contained many pictures of him in a pilot uniform.

At that point he was handed over to police. Upon being interrogated, he admitted that he often dressed in a pilot uniform to impress his girlfriends. Specifically, he preferred to pose in the uniform onboard flights, to make the story believable.

The man claimed to have girlfriends in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Mumbai. He was traveling to board a flight to meet one of his girlfriends.

A man claimed to be an Air India pilot

The fake Air India pilot’s punishment

On the plus side, the man was released from police custody, and could return to his family. That’s the good news. The bad news is that as a condition of being released, the man had to message all of his girlfriends, informing him that he’s not actually a pilot, and was faking it.

The man had to come clean about the truth

Bottom line

A 20-year-old got caught posing as an Air India pilot, while trying to board a flight in uniform. He was reportedly doing this to impress his girlfriends.

Look, it’s one thing to put on a pilot uniform and take some pictures in it. It’s a whole different thing to try to board a flight of that airline while dressed in uniform, claiming to be a pilot. Obviously that wasn’t going to end well. I suppose this guy got off pretty easy, since he only had to be honest with his girlfriends…

What do you make of this Air India “pilot” story?


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