Feds Say Pilot “Completed Lewd Act” During Flight

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Multiple federal law enforcement officials and sources confirm a former Southwest Airlines pilot is being charged with committing a “lewd” indecent act mid-flight from Philadelphia to Orlando in August.

A court filing obtained by the News4 I-Team said Michael Haak “intentionally committed an act of lewd, indecent and obscene exposure of his genitals in a public place.” The filing from federal prosecutors said, “The acts began, continued and were completed while the aircraft was in flight.”

Charging documents do not specify where the lewd act occurred on the plane but specified that Haak “exposed his genitals” during the flight.

Read the full article. Southwest says the pilot left the company last year and that they’re only just now learning about the alleged incident.