11/05/2010 08:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Disguised Man Boards International Flight (PHOTOS)

A passenger flying from Hong Kong to Canada made a transformation in flight that officials are describing as "unbelievable," morphing from what appeared to be an elderly, Caucasian man to a mid-twenties Asian youth, CNN is reporting.

The incredible deception began as the man, whose name is not being released, boarded an Air Canada flight disguised as an elderly white man in Hong Kong. According to the alert obtained by CNN:

The passenger in question was observed at the beginning of the flight to be an elderly Caucasian male who appeared to have young looking hands. During the flight the subject attended the washroom and emerged an Asian looking male that appeared to be in his early 20s.

It is believed that the suspect got on the plane using another person's boarding pass. Upon arriving in Canada, the man was detained and said he was seeking refugee status. You can read the Canadian Border Control's alert by downloading the pdf here. You can read the rest of CNN's story here.