Apparently the young man swapped boarding passes with a 55-year-old American citizen before boarding, then used a frequent flier card as identification to actually get on the plane. Sometime during the flight the elderly man went to the bathroom before emerging some time later as a young Asian man.
Authorities say they were suspicious of the old man because he seemed to have aged everywhere but his hands, which were remarkably young and smooth looking.
When first questioned the young Asian man denied being involved with the masquerade, but eventually fessed up under questioning. One of the two carry-on bags he left on board contained the silicone head and neck mask seen in the picture.
The still unknown Asian man has claimed refugee status in Canada.
As frightening as this was, you have to give the guy credit—that is easily one of the most convincing Halloween costumes ever.