A French man was arrested Wednesday evening after entering the cockpit of a US Airways plane at Philadelphia International Airport.
The man was reportedly wearing a fake Air France uniform and claimed he was a 747 pilot when he was found—along with his luggage—in the jump-seat of the cockpit.
After the impostor aviator, Philippe Jernnard, was asked to present credentials, CBS Philly reports, he "became argumentative" and was escorted off the plane.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jernnard, identified in news reports as either 60 or 61 years old, was carrying a "counterfeit" Air France crew ID card. Some reports identify his surname as Jeannard.
Before his head-scratching antics, the man had unsuccessfully attempted to upgrade his ticket on the Florida-bound flight to business class. When the gate agent told him that wasn't possible, he told her that he "hated Americans," NBC 10 reports.
It's unclear why Jernnard believed posing as an Air France pilot would grant him access to the cockpit of a US Airways plane.
Jernnard is in jail, charged with trespassing and document tampering. Federal charges are expected Friday. His bail is currently set at $1 million.