A 61-year-old Frenchman impersonated a pilot and sat in the cockpit of a US Airways plane before a scheduled flight from Philadelphia International Airport.
Philippe Jernnard boarded the plane Wednesday evening wearing a shirt with an Air France logo and a jacket that resembles one worn by pilots, CNN said.
He entered the cockpit and sat in a jumpseat behind the pilots, CNN said. After an airline employee saw Jernnard in the cockpit, the crew determined he didn't have the proper credentials and ordered him off the plane before it left the gate, CNN said.
Police arrested Jernnard on charges of trespassing, impersonating a public servant and lying to police. He was being held Friday with bail set at $1 million.