Cabin crew members of Swiss International Air Lines are facing an internal investigation following videos on social media that captured them dancing and taking photos on the wing of a Boeing 777 aircraft.
The clips, recorded by travelers at the airport terminal, show a female flight attendant dancing on the wing, joined by a male colleague. A senior cabin chief later makes bodybuilding poses. The footage also features ground crew members posing in front of the plane's engine.
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The video, recorded earlier this month, has drawn the ire of Swiss International Air Lines management. In response, the airline issued a statement condemning the behavior, stating that such actions will not be tolerated. Swiss spokesman Michael Pelzer emphasized that the behavior, while appearing lighthearted, is risky, as a fall from the aircraft's wing can have severe consequences.
Vice President Martin Knuchel and other airline executives expressed their disappointment and anger over the incident, calling for an end to such behavior and emphasizing that setting foot on an aircraft's wings should only occur during dire emergencies, per The New York Post.
The incident has sparked concern over safety protocols and the potential risks posed by such social media-and-selfie-crazed behaviours.