Monday, March 11, 2013

Another in-flight Harlem Shake video emerges on YouTube... will EASA impose sanctions?

A second Harlem Shake video has been filmed during a flight
A second Harlem Shake video has been filmed during a flight
Earlier this month, I wrote about a ‘Harlem Shake’ video filmed on-board a Frontier Airlines flight in the US, which prompted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to launch an investigation.

While information is still being gathered for the investigation, the story has prompted a huge amount of debate, with over 5 million views for the YouTube video to date.

I’ve received around 35 comments on my blog alone, in addition to responses on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and the likes. Some of which were supportive of the FAA investigation, while others believed it was a minor issue that didn’t warrant such a ‘hoo haa’.

Click here to read the article and comments for ‘Investigation launched after airline Harlem Shake video goes viral!’

A passenger on-board the Colorado to San Diego flight has since contacted 10News to provide his own account of the incident.

"Since 9/11, you don't do things like that anymore,” stated Colorado Springs resident Steve Miller, who was sitting in seat 12D and also happens to be a pilot. "My flight experience is enough to know that you don't get up out of your seat (when the seatbelt sign is on), and they did just that.”

Miller added that the woman sitting next to him had to be comforted after she started to cry uncontrollably ("She thought we were going to crash”), while one of the men involved in the video placed his foot on the exit hatch. He also stated that the pilot has not happy about the situation either.

"I walked by him and I said, 'What was all that about? And what's going on with the flight deck door? How come they were allowed to be up there?' And he just shook his head. I could tell he was having a kind of intense conversation with the flight attendant," Miller told 10News.

A week-and-a-half after posting the original story, it seems another in-flight Harlem Shake video has emerged on YouTube. The video was uploaded by Real Aeroclub de Zaragoza (you can watch it below).

What are your thoughts? Was this a safety concern or a bit of fun? As always, please feel free to share your comments here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!


  1. Juditha-Jade PARKINSONMarch 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Okay it looks funny and they seemed to enjoy themselves. In your first blog, I found nothing wrong with the frisbee players doing it inside the plane. However, this time (a very small plane), I'm quiet afraid. But okay, I wasn't among the passengers. If it crashes, you'll be sure that I'm not among the casualties. :))

  2. Hahah, not much room to shake in that little ol' cherokee..

  3. I am amazed that they fitted so much stuff into such a small cockpit well done gents good work


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