EasyJet says passengers not at risk as pilots 'used Snapchat at 30,000ft'

EasyJet has said footage of two of its pilots playing a Snapchat game while flying a plane full of passengers "falls short" of its standards but insisted the safety of travellers was not compromised.

Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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, the co-pilot dances next to an animated character with the aircraft said to be at 30,000ft during a trip from Paris to Madrid.

Low-cost airline easyJet said the video was taken during cruise control and the flight operated safely but it would be speaking to the pilots involved.

A spokesman 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."


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