Air­line staff face probe

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

Rowdy air­line work­ers are at the cen­tre of a storm af­ter they were caught on cam­era car­ry­ing out pranks.

Ryanair staff at the Pr e s t w i c k Ai r p o r t main­te­nance de­pot were filmed sus­pended 15ft in the air on a cher­ryp­icker, while another was bound to a ta­ble with shrink wrap.

And a crude slo­gan was daubed on the tail fin of a Boe­ing 747 jet by work­ers us­ing mask­ing tape.

The an­tics took place just yards from planes, al­though there is no sug­ges­tion that pas­sen­gers or crew were at any risk be­cause of work­ers’ ac­tions.

In­sid­ers say some staff act like they are on the “wildest stag- do ever” while work­ing at the Ayr­shire de­pot.

Footage also shows work­ers draw­ing on the faces of col­leagues with marker pens.

Tory MP Steve Dou­ble, who sits on the Com­mons Trans­port Se­lect Com­mit­tee, has de­manded a probe into the an­tics, car­ried out while vi­tal safety checks were sup­posed to be un­der way.

The Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity said: “If we have ev­i­dence an or­gan­i­sa­tion we reg­u­late is not com­ply­ing with safety rules we will in­ves­ti­gate.”

The Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive con­firmed they are mak­ing en­quiries.

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