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Southwest Pilot Put On Probation For Watching Porn During Flight And Flashing His Genitals Before Female Co-Pilot

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A pilot has been put on probation after watching porn and exposing his genitals before a female first officer during a flight from Philadelphia to Florida.


Michael Haak, 60, was on a Southwest Airlines flight, travelling from Philadelphia International Airport to Orlando International Airport on 10 August 2020. During his travel, Haak got out of the pilot's seat, and while still in the cockpit of the plane, intentionally disrobed and viewed pornographic media on a laptop computer. He further engaged in inappropriate conduct in the cockpit, as the First Officer continued to perform her duties as an assigned aircrew member.


Haak has since apologised for his actions. He was sentenced to one-year unsupervised probation during a court hearing on May 28, and along with that, he was also slapped a $5000 fine for his inappropriate action.

"It started as a consensual prank between me and the other pilot. I never imagined it would turn into this in a thousand years," Haak said about the incident during the hearing.



Southwest said in a statement that the airline 'does not tolerate the behaviour of this nature and will take prompt action if such conduct is substantiated'


Spokesperson Chris Mainz said Southwest only learned of Haak's behaviour after he voluntarily left the airline.


He added: "Nonetheless, Southwest did investigate the matter and as a result, ceased paying Mr Haak any benefits he was entitled to receive as a result of his separation from (the airline)."


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