Pilot Indicted After Threatening To Shoot the Captain

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(FeaturedNews.com) – On Tuesday, a federal grand jury in Utah indicted an airline pilot over allegations that he had threatened to shoot a captain, if the captain chose to divert the flight in order to deal with the medical emergency that one of the passengers was having.

The U.S. District Court indicted Jonathan Dunn on Oct. 18 over an alleged incident that had taken place in August 2022. He is accused of having threatened that he was going to shoot the captain who wanted to divert the aircraft because of one of the passengers having a medical emergency.

In a statement by the inspector general’s office of the Transportation Department, it was noted that following a disagreement over the diversion the aircraft could potentially take because of a medical emergency, Dunn had threatened that he would shoot the captain multiple times if the flight was diverted.

The inspector general noted that at the time of the threats the pilot had a legal firearm that he was carrying.

The Federal Aviation Administration, inspector’s general office, and FBI conducted an investigation together. Following the investigation, Dunn was charged with interference with a flight crew, which is considered a felony charge. If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

His arraignment for the felony has been scheduled for Nov. 16 according to the release.

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