Attorneys for Ramamoorthy did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. The abuse happened in January during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. Fight erupts aboard Southwest flight. He also said the woman fell asleep on his knees and he is "not sure where [he] kept the hand on her. After finishing his sentence, Ramamoorthy -- who is in the United States on a work visa -- will be deported to his home country.
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The plane landed safely. The NTSB said a preliminary examination of the engine showed evidence of metal fatigue. He was tending to her. Nevertheless, the airline announced on Tuesday night that it would inspect similar engines in its fleet over the next 30 days as a precaution. A piece of the engine covering was later found in Bernville, Pennsylvania, about 70 miles west of Philadelphia, the National Transportation Safety Board said.