When an easyJet flight was delayed because of a pilot who did not show up, a passenger offered to fly the plane.
Michael Bradley, an off-duty easyJet pilot, was recently waiting for his flight from Manchester, England, to Alicante, Spain, with his family when the plane was delayed for two hours because of a missing pilot.
“I phoned up easyJet and said, ‘Hiya, I’m standing in the terminal doing nothing,” the man said. Bradley then offered to fly the plane. He said he had his flying license on him, as well as his ID.
An easyJet spokesperson said the move was “in line with regulations” and that the pilot was legally permitted to fly the aircraft. The passengers cheered at Bradley’s offer, and the group made the safe trip to Alicante.