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Shake on a plane? Dance craze brings FAA inquiry to Colorado College; UTEP also shaked on a plane

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:54:47 AM CDT   Updated On: Dec 26 2014 08:15:34 PM CST

The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention - from the Federal Aviation Administration.

During a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a group of students started the Harlem Shake, a dance to a song of the same name.

In the suddenly popular YouTube videos, one person starts dancing, then the video cuts to a large group of people dancing, many in costume.

Matt Zelin, a sophomore, told the Colorado College newspaper, The Catalyst (http://bit.ly/13qgjK2 ), he asked a flight attendant for permission beforehand.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Thursday they're looking at what phase the flight was in during the dance in the aisles.

Frontier Airlines says the seatbelt sign was off and safety measures were followed.

The UTEP men’s basketball team recently filmed their own Harlem Shake video while on a Southwest Airlines flight. View it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik4BO0vM_aI

“We had approval from the Southwest Airlines crew so our situation is about the same (as the Colorado College video),” UTEP Athletics spokesman Jeff Darby said.

Darby also said there are no plans to take the video down at this time.


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