Watch video: DGCA fumes as SpiceJet cabin crew performs Holi dance onboard aircraft

The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 20, 2014 12:03 pm
The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also joining in. The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also joining in.

Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots.

The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also joining in.

The videos of these events were taken and uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube and other social media.

In one video, a pilot is seen coming out of the cockpit and taking photographs of the celebrations at the front of the aisle.

Official sources said the act constituted violation of all safety norms and two pilots were suspended.

SpiceJet on March 17 ran eight special flights with extra cabin crew onboard to do a 2.5-minute jig on the occasion of Holi.

The airline said it was looking into the issue in cooperation with the DGCA. It defended itself saying that the cockpit was manned all the time.

“The cockpit was manned at all time as per DGCA regulations that govern the situation when one pilot is outside for example to use the lavatory,” said an airline spokesperson.

“The dance was professionally choreographed and was Holi delight for passengers much like it is done by several airlines around the world to celebrate a special occasion. The entire dance sequence lasted 2.5 minutes,” the spokesperson said.

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    ajit
    Mar 20, 2014 at 9:39 am
    SUBJECT : DGCA sees red at midair Holi dance by eJet cabin crew-- PILOTS SUSPENDED .######################EVERY AIRLINE HAS BEEN DOING THIS - i have flown in christmas flights of the west .THE PROBLEM IT THAT HOLI IS CONSIDERED PAGAN BY WANNABE GORA S .google this link for an indian dance mid air- in FINN airlines.-- for indian rebublic day.-s:www.youtube/watch?...there is a pilot in the pit -- as was in e jet too.also to get to the root of all this-punch into Google search-HOLI CELEBRATIONS , IMMORAL ATTACK ON HINDUISM AND INDIAN CULTURE VADAKAYIL .capt ajit vadakayil..
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      J
      Mar 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm
      The dance on this flight was the best! The pengers look so happy! The flight landed safely! Who is the steward - what a cheerful smile - he should be in the movies :D God bless everyone!PS: ejet please announce the next such flight in advance :D
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        ManninaMagha
        Mar 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm
        Come on looks pretty harmless to me. As long someone was manning the controls. Happy Holi to everyone at eJet. Well done guys!!
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