Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA issued show cause notice to the SpiceJet and suspended two of its pilots for the Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard on eight flights of SpiceJet airlines.
Picture of SPiceJet Holi Celebration
As per the reports, on Monday, 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 particular events were taken and uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube and other social media.
In one video of the celebrations, a pilot is seen coming out of the cockpit and taking photographs of the celebrations at the front of the aisle.
Official sources said that the act is considered as the violation of all safety norms and two pilots were suspended. On Tuesday, the DGCA summoned senior officials of the airline and sought an explanation. The DGCA had given the airline 15 days to respond to the show cause notice.
The airline said it was looking into the issue in cooperation with the DGCA and they defended itself saying “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,” an airline spokesperson told reporters.
The spokesperson saying on March 17, SpiceJet ran eight special flights with extra cabin crew onboard to do a 2.5-minute jig on the occasion of Holi.
The spokesperson added “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,”
Video of Mid-air Holi Celebration, SpiceJet
In the video given below you can see complete Holi Celebration of SpiceJet Air hostess, pilot and other Cabin Crew members