FAA Investigating 'Harlem Shake' on Commercial Plane (VIDEO)

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
March 1, 2013|4:45 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating claims that regulations were broken after several passengers on board a commercial flight were recorded participating in the dance craze known as the "Harlem shake."

Several members of an ultimate Frisbee team from Colorado College have been named in an investigation over whether federal aviation safety procedures were violated when the team convinced their fellow passengers to participate in making a "Harlem shake" video.

Federal investigators are currently reviewing evidence associated with the claims and are going to determine if any actions violated safety regulations.

"They are still looking into it, it's still open," Tony Molinero, a representative for the FAA said in a statement. "I don't know where the [investigators] were told about it, but when they saw the video they just decided to look into it because it is better to be safe than sorry."

The students who were involved in the video have stated that they did not violate any aviation regulations insisting that they asked the flight crew if it would be alright to conduct such a video while the plane was in the air.

"Obviously I hope that this whole situation is solved with the FAA," Matt Zelin of Colorado College told Fox News. "I don't see there being any reason why this should cause any trouble. We asked the staff and they said it was safe."

Aviation experts stated that while the claims are serious, the actions of the passengers of the flight most likely did not violate any federal regulations as long as the video was not recorded during takeoff or landing.

"It's nothing the flight crew or the aircraft can't handle," aviation expert John Nance told ABC. "This gyrating around is of no consequence."

However, some feel as though passengers should understand how to behave on a commercial flight.

"It's ridiculous," a retired airline pilot told CNN. "A commercial airplane in flight ... is not a dance hall, it's not an entertainment stage, it's not any of those things."

 

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