May 27, 2021
Pilot Sentenced for Making False Statements to FAA
On May 27, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah convicted and sentenced commercial airline pilot Sean Naylor to 1 month of probation, 1 month of home confinement, a $9,500 fine, and a $75 assessment. The investigation revealed that on September 30, 2015, April 19, 2016, and March 6, 2017, Naylor made false statements on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8500-8, Application for a Medical Certificate. Specifically, Naylor failed to indicate a diagnosis of a mental disorder, although a board-certified psychiatrist had diagnosed the pilot with post-traumatic stress disorder in July 2015.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Department of Veterans Affairs-OIG.