Southwest pilot accused of exposing himself mid-flight

Southwest says that no passengers saw the alleged incident

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Monday 05 April 2021 23:51

Airlines consider ‘vaccine passport’ for travel

A former Southwest Airlines pilot has been accused of exposing himself during a flight.

Federal authorities have charged pilot Michael Haak with indecent exposure over an alleged incident that took place in mid-air last August.

Mr Haak was the pilot in command of the flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, when the incident took place.

The pilot is accused of exposing his genitals in acts that began, continued and ended while onboard Flight 6607 on 10 August, according to a one-page filing in federal district court in Maryland.

No details on the incident were given in the court papers.

Read more:

Southwest Airlines said that no passengers witnessed the alleged incident and that the pilots wreathe only ones onboard the flight aware of it.

The airline also stated that Mr Haak had left the company before they were made aware of what had happened.

Southwest Airlines says that it has been cooperating with investigators.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments