easyJet pilot fired

Last month Michel Castellucci and his co-pilot were suspended

easyJet have fired the captain who was caught playing on social media tool Snapchat while flying last month.

The Sun reported last month that captain, Michel Castellucci and his co-pilot were caught on their phones playing with the app while flying a plane full of passengers at 30,000 ft in the air.

The image they took was posted on Mr Castellucci’s social media account, titled “Dancing first officer in cruise doing paperwork”, although he has since deleted his social media accounts.

The images captured neither pilot looking at the controls or out ahead through the plane window.

According to The Sun, the airline’s chief executive Johan Lundgren said: “We have clear policies on how we use social media and that is not part of that policy. It was very disappointing.”

He went on to add: “It shouldn’t have happened.”

After the leaked images, both pilots were suspended while the incident was investigated.

However, it has since been announced that Mr Castellucci has been asked to leave.

His co-pilot has also resigned over the released images.

The images attracted thousands of responses from angry passengers.

Easyjet plane

Mr Castellucci has since been fired over the leaked images

It’s dangerous, unprofessional, and sends out the wrong image

One outraged response read: “It’s dangerous, unprofessional, and sends out the wrong image.”

While another said “too much fun in the cockpit,” according to The Sun.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s chief executive, told the Press Association: “This is causing unnecessary difficulties.”

At the time of the incident, an easyJet spokesperson said: “At no point was the safety of the passengers compromised.”

Although they later admitted that the airline had fallen short of the “high standards” easyJet offers.

Flight secrets: cabin crew fired

Cabin are are not allowed to fly if they’re ill

Although it is not publicised how often pilots are fired, flight secrets previously revealed that there are a number of things that can cause the dismissal of the cabin crew.

A flight attendant for over 15 years, Heather Poole, told mental floss that flight attendants are placed on a strict six month probation.

Heather revealed: “I know one new hire who lost her job for wearing her uniform sweater tied around her waist.”

However, one rule, in particular, should never be broken.

Heather explained: “The most surprising violation is flying while ill: If we call in sick, we aren’t allowed to fly, even as a passenger on another airline.” She went on to add: “It’s grounds for immediate dismissal.”

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