Imposter Posed As Mechanic For Qantas, Now Facing Jail Time | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.20.15

Airborne 01.20.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.21.15

Airborne 01.21.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.22.15

Airborne 01.22.15

Friday

Airborne 01.23.15

Airborne 01.23.15

Sun, Dec 07, 2008

Imposter Posed As Mechanic For Qantas, Now Facing Jail Time

Man Lied About Qualifications For Job

A former Qantas Airways mechanic who lied about his qualifications to get the job is likely facing what a judge indicated will be a substantial prison term.

New South Wales Judge Mark Merien said, "This is someone who not only was carrying out maintenance on Qantas jets carrying large numbers of people, but was actually certifying work done by other people. It's the potential of the harm that could have been done."

Timothy McCormack, 27, pleaded guilty last September to fraud in obtaining the job with Qantas. McCormack passed himself off as a Civil Aviation Safety Authority-licensed maintenance engineer and was employed by the airline for 10 months, certifying the airworthiness of Qantas 747s.

Sydney Jacobs, lawyer for the defense, described his client as a disturbed individual who attempted to live in a "perfect parallel universe. My client is trying to create for himself this mythological place where he had greater status and where he could in fact hide from his utter self-loathing."

Testifying to the court, a psychologist who evaluated McCormack described him as a "pathological liar," The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

McCormack's sentencing is expected on December 17.

FMI: www.qantas.com.au, www.casa.gov.au

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 01.23.15: Google/SpaceX Bucks, Pet Aero-Rescue, Return of the P-3?

Also: Disruptive Innovation, V22 Ospreys, USAF Lets Bluebook Loose, Dawn and Ceres, FAASTeam Virtual Safety Stand Down As SpaceX’s Elon Musk pushes ahead on his development o>[...]

Airborne 01.23.15: Google/SpaceX Bucks, Pet Aero-Rescue, Return of the P-3?

Also: Disruptive Innovation, V22 Ospreys, USAF Lets Bluebook Loose, Dawn and Ceres, FAASTeam Virtual Safety Stand Down As SpaceX’s Elon Musk pushes ahead on his development o>[...]

Klyde Morris (01.26.15)

Klyde Finds Inspiration At Udvar-Hazy... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

AeroSports Update: The Two Eagles Are Headed Across The Pacific

Balloon Pilots Are In Flight For A More Than 6,000 Mile Journey To Cross The Pacific From West To East It was announced at the Albuquerque Balloon Fest last year that pilots Troy B>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.26.15)

"'Unlawful use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft to capture an image' would include: Sound waves; Thermal, infrared, ultraviolet, or visible light or other Electromagnetic waves; >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC