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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.