A SouthWest Airline Captain Sentenced for a Lewd act in the Cockpit
A former Captain of Southwest Airlines has been sentenced for exposing his genitals to a co-pilot and watching porn on a laptop in the cockpit.
It was the first time for the two pilots to fly together. After the aircraft reached cruising altitude the Captain exposed his genitals in a prank that ‘gone too far’ to the female copilot and later watched porn in the cockpit from his laptop.
The 60-year old pilot retired and left Southwest Airlines in August 2020 after 27 years at the company.
He retired with several accolades and letters from the company including from the CEO, Gary Kelly.
Southwest Airlines found out about the incident only after he retired, nonetheless an investigation was launched and the airline ceased all benefit payments for him.
The pilot was eventually sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000.