Engineer 'fixes' Easyjet plane with duct tape

''During the flight, the duct tape got slightly loose and rolled backwards'

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Footage has emerged of an aircraft engineer appearing to repair an Easyjet plane's engine using tape.

The technician, wearing an orange hi-viz jacket, was filmed sticking down tape on an engine of a plane bound for Berlin at Amsterdam's Airport Schipol.

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The filmer claimed the pilot told passengers a short delay was needed for a "minimal technical fix" before the worker was called to the runway.

The witness said the engineer removed "sticked-on duct tape" from the engine after it had reportedly come loose and rolled backwards on a previous flight.

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They said the technician cleaned the inside of the engine before laying a fresh strip of tape on top of the old one.

EasyJet later confirmed "high speed metallic tape", which it said is approved for plane repairs was used.

The material is often used for temporary repairs until a permanent fix can be carried out.

The video, said to be taken from inside a plane on the runway, was taken on Tuesday.

The filmer wrote online: "It really seems that the tape was there for mechanical reasons and not just for the looks."

They also said the pilot checked the repair during the flight.

It was also alleged the "flight did not take place in full height".

An EasyJet spokesperson said: "EasyJet occasionally uses this high speed metallic tape, which is always used in accordance with the approved aircraft manuals and repair processes, and in no way compromises the safety of the aircraft.''

"The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always EasyJet's priority."

Footage has emerged which shows a technician repairing an Easyjet plane's engine apparently with duct tape.

The video, captured on November 28 from the inside of the airplane at Amsterdam's airport runaway, shows the man sticking what appears to be duct tape on the engine.

''(During) the flight, the duct tape got slightly loose and rolled backwards due to the speed,'' the filmer later wrote online.

''The pilot checked the fix, via switching on the lights, while the machine was in the air.''

''Whilst disembarking the plane, the turbine that still was moving due to strong winds made a ticking noise.''

''It really seems that the tape was there for mechanical reasons and not just for the looks. Also, it seemed that the flight did not take place at full height,'' he added.


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