A video has spread after airport ground staff were caught on camera carrying out a very embarrassing act.
The video appears to be filmed from a plane that is parked on the tarmac.
Three men can be seen wearing high-visibility jackets on what looks likes a wet and blustery day.
Filmed after dusk the men’s jackets are glowing, as are the lights they are carrying to navigate the aircraft.
However, the men are not standing around waiting for the plane to move.
Using the lights as a toy, the ground staff wearing the orange visibility jacket starts to mess around.
Pretending the signal wand is a lightsaber, he starts to battle with his colleague, pretending to strike him.
As the other man starts to join in, it appears his lightsaber skills are better, and wins to duel.
Upon being ‘hit’ the duel initiator backs down, pretending to fall.
The video posted to viral website Imgur yesterday has already had over one million views.
The video captured airport ground staff playing on the job
It’s good to see some people have some harmless fun from time to time
Some users joked that this kind of behaviour is what could cause a potential crash and questioned weather this type of behaviour would get them fired.
However other users saw the funny side of the footage.
DrkTitan wrote on the site: “Coming from someone that’s worked at airports for 10 years it’s good to see some people have some harmless fun from time to time.”
This is not the first time the navigational wands have been used in a way that that was not their intended use.
Previous viral footage spread after a passenger was captured running off a plane onto the tarmac.
Using the lights as a toy the staff begin to flight like Jedis
Filmed on board the flight 5466 heading to Cincinnati, an American Airlines passenger was filmed stripping off his shirt and running onto the airport tarmac.
As staff chase after the man attempting to calm him, he grabs one of the signal wands.
Using it as a weapon, he starts to attack staff with the wand as they attempt to restrain him.
Police described the incident as “erratic behaviour”.
The passenger was eventually pinned down until police arrived on the scene.