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Saudi man posing as pilot detained in Manila

A Saudi man dressed in a pilot’s uniform was detained at an airport in Manila after he breached…

January 12, 2010 4:17 by

A Saudi man dressed in a pilot’s uniform was detained at an airport in Manila after he breached security and roamed in restricted areas, the AP reported on Tuesday.

19-year-old Hany Abdulelah Bukhari posed as a pilot and passed through security at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. As he was approaching the arrivals division reserved for arriving airline crews, he apprehended by a security officer.

When asked for identification, the Bukhari showed the security officer an ID that indicated he is the son of a Saudi Arabian Airlines employee.

“It’s a breach of security,” Alfonso Cusi, Manila airport general manager, told The Associated Press. “We consider him to be a security threat, so we are taking action from there.”

Bukhari claims he was waiting for his father to arrive in Manila from Saudi Arabia.

“It’s a mistake … but not my mistake,” Bukhari told ABS-CBN television. “The guards allowed me to enter.”

Bakhari has been accused of misrepresentation and will be deported, Cusi told the AP.

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  1. OFiroz on January 13, 2010 9:01 am

    most of the time these brainless, and dont’ care attitude will leave you in hot water. Look at this spoiled brat, still he says it is not his mistake!!! Arrogance on it’s best!

  2. OFiroz on January 13, 2010 9:04 am

    It shows how he has been treated, lived and living in his country. Nobody must of questioned him like this in there when he poses his dad’s NAME!!!!

  3. Sarah on January 13, 2010 9:58 am

    or he was just inspired by the movie ” catch me if you can”……………just wanted to live that moment :)


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