A Swiss International Air Lines crew could face disciplinary action after a video emerged online showing employees posing and dancing on the wing of a Boeing 777.
A Swiss International Air Lines cabin crew could be in big trouble after being stuck on the wing of a plane between flights.
Switzerland “20 minutesreports that the incident happened as the plane was being reset to continue from Argentina to Brazil and then back to Zurich.
Flight attendants seen dancing and posing on an airplane wing
The video was originally posted on Instagram by user “spottersbrazil”. It was eventually taken down, but archived copies remain on the Internet.
The clip uploaded to the news site shows various cabin crew members posing and dancing on the wing of a Boeing 777 SWISS at Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. The video was taken from inside the airport terminal.
At one point, a woman walks out the fire escape and appears to be spinning and posing for someone taking pictures inside. A flight attendant joins her for another photo. Late in the video, another male flight crew member emerges from the door and climbs onto the wing to strike several poses.
The video shows a violation of airline policies, as crews are only allowed onto the wings in an emergency. The incident also presented even more danger because the flight crew were not wearing safety harnesses. If they fell, it would be a 16 foot fall to the ground. It is not known whether the crew have been allowed to continue working on the other flights to Brazil and then to Zurich, but a spokesperson for the airline belonging to the Lufthansa group has suggested that disciplinary action will be taken against the future.
“The behavior of the employees in the video does not meet our security requirements, nor does it reflect the high level of professionalism of our employees,” a company spokesperson told the news site, translated from German into English. “In this case, the individual crew members did not fulfill their role as role models. We cannot endorse this.
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