By CNN staff | June 1, 2021 at 8:59 AM EDT – Updated June 1 at 9:06 AM
Michael Haak, 60, was sentenced last week.
The incident occurred last summer.
Haak admitted that once the plane on a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando reached cruising altitude, he got out of the pilot’s seat, undressed and viewed pornographic media on a laptop.
He also displayed inappropriate conduct while the first officer, a woman, continued her flight duties.
The judge ordered Haak to pay a $5,000 fine. It’s a misdemeanor offense, and Haak doesn’t have to register as a sex offender.
No comment was available from Haak or his lawyers.
Southwest said Haak left the airline before the incident was reported.
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