If you don’t know what pure genius looks like, you’re about to find out. A passenger travelling to Berlin filmed an easyJet engineer who was trying repair an aircraft’s engine with tape. At Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Tuesday, the engineer was seen fixing the airplane, that was supposed to head for Berlin.
The pilot announced that there will be a delay in the flight and that it needs a quick fix for which a technician climbed up the engine shell and removed some tape that was already in place. He then cleaned the area to put fresh tape. It was reported that the tape had become loose during the flight due to its speed, and had rolled backwards.
Describing the video, the passenger said: “It really seems that the tape was there for mechanical reasons and not just for the looks.”
The problem though was that the engineer was using speed tape to fix the issue which is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be done.
A spokesperson for the airline operator 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.”