SAA pilot with fake licence leaves Mzansi in disbelief
South Africans on social media were in disbelief after Mail & Guardian reported that a senior SAA pilot was forced to resign after the carrier found that he had been flying planes for more than 20 years without the necessary paperwork.
According to the newspaper, William Chandler's long-held secret was revealed during an investigation into a "reportable incident" that had occurred during one of his recent flights.
SAA has received criticism for not ensuring that Chandler had proper credentials before flying passengers.
Im sitting in SAA plane abt to take off, I’m tempted to ask the two white pilots for their qualifications before we take off 🤷🏿♂️— Gayton McKenzie (@G_XCON) March 2, 2019
I don't get how SAA had a Senior Pilot Officer for 20years who had no qualifications????— Mlacash (@andile_mlacash) March 2, 2019
Chris Hart was Standard Bank Economist without qualifications.— #OneMillionPadsCampaign (@MajavuThabiso) March 3, 2019
John Steenhuissen is DA Parliamentary leader with matric only.
SAA pilot William Chandlerhas been flying with a forged licence.
Marietha Aucamp was Chief of Staff in Tshwane metro without qualifications.