College students' in-flight Harlem Shake under investigation

1 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

The Harlem Shake was literally taken to new heights recently when members of the Colorado College Ultimate Frisbee Team recorded themselves dancing on board a Frontier Airlines flight. The students were on their way to a tournament in San Diego over President's Day weekend.The video starts off with a guy dancing in the aisle, who is later joined by most of the plane's passengers including a guy dressed as a banana. It has been viewed more than 400,000 times on YouTube. According to a report on ABC News, A spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the agency has started an investigation into the video, reported Matt Zelin, the student who shot video, said they had asked the staff for permission and they said it was safe. A federal official said the video "looks bad" -- but as long as it wasn't recorded as the plane was taking off or landing, then it probably isn't a crime. If the video was recorded against the wishes of the Frontier flight attendants, however, the passengers could be charged with interfering with flight crew.A Colorado College spokesperson said the students definitely had permission from the flight crew.Aviation experts said the dancing probably had no affect on the structural integrity of the aircraft, which is built to endure severe turbulence.

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