This case involves a passenger on an international flight who fell asleep during the flight. The cabin of the plane got dark while the passenger was sleeping because it was a night flight. After several hours, the passenger woke up to discover that a man seated next to her had unbuckled her belt, unzipped and unbuttoned her jean shorts, and placed his hands into her underwear and was fondling her. The passenger got away from the man and reported the assault to a flight attendant. The passenger later reported the assault to the airport police and they arrested the man. The passenger brought a lawsuit against the airline claiming that they were liable for the sexual assault under aviation regulations. An expert in commercial flight operations was sought to opine on the case.