Police have confirmed that William Chandler - the senior pilot from South African Airways (SAA) who had flown commercial airplanes for more than 20 years with a fake licence - has been arrested.
National police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said Chandler was arrested on Monday. He was charged with fraud‚ and appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court later that day.
He was released on R5‚000 bail. The case was remanded to May 15.
SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said the carrier had opened the case after the airline "uncovered discrepancies relating to his ATPL licence [Airline Transport Pilot Licence] ".