easyJet pilots suspended over Snapchat video

easyJet pilots suspended over Snapchat video

Two easyJet pilots have been suspended after footage emerged of them playing a Snapchat game in a cockpit.

The Luton-based carrier said the pair have been stopped from flying "pending a disciplinary investigation".

In a video published by The Sun, the co-pilot can be seen completing paperwork with a virtual owl dancing on the screen beside him.

Later, he dances next to an animated character with the aircraft said to flying be at 30,000ft during a trip from Paris to Madrid.

An easyJet spokesman said the video was taken when the aircraft was in cruise control and the flight operated safely.

He added: "Whilst at no point was the safety of the passengers compromised, this falls short of the high standards easyJet expect of its pilots. We will speak to the pilots involved."

The footage was posted on the captain's social media accounts, according to The Sun, which said passengers branded the actions "irresponsible".

- PA

More in this Section

Not enough evidence obsessive gaming is clinically unhealthy, scientists sayNot enough evidence obsessive gaming is clinically unhealthy, scientists say

David Cameron gives his backing to Boris Johnson’s Brexit dealDavid Cameron gives his backing to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Mars lander’s digger is burrowing again after setbackMars lander’s digger is burrowing again after setback

White House: Ukraine aid held up amid Trump push for investigation of DemocratsWhite House: Ukraine aid held up amid Trump push for investigation of Democrats


Lifestyle

Leopard print midi dresses and sequins swirled beneath glossy goddess hair and golden headbands as the great and the good of Cork gathered for ieStyle Live.Leopard print and sequins to the fore at inaugural #IEStyleLive event

You have a long half-term break ahead of you all, and there’s only so much screen time anyone in the family can handle. Everyone is going to need a book-break at some point or another.We reviewed some of the best new books to keep kids entertained over half-term

Sexual politics, snideput-downs and family rivalries are fuelling the trouble brewing in a small Midlands town.Charlie Murphy and Pat Shortt star in new Irish film 'Dark lies the Island'

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

More From The Irish Examiner