British Airways has confirmed that it is “urgently investigating” a viral video that appears to show a man masturbating over a Resusci Anne First Aid mannequin at the airline’s Global Learning Academy close to Heathrow Airport.
The Resusci Anne dummy is used as a training aide to teach life-saving CPR including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation which involves trainees breathing into the mannequin. The video appears to show bodily fluid on the face of the mannequin.
It is not clear when the graphic video was recorded but it has only recently come to light and has quickly gone viral by being shared on secure messaging services like Whatsapp.
The short video shows an unidentified man masturbating over the mannequin in a room that is filled with airline seats. In the background, you can hear the sound of what would appear to be cabin crew shouting “Brace, Brace” as part of a training exercise.
The setup seems to be the same as that which was shared by British Airways in an official photo of their Global Learning Academy.
All new hire cabin crew are required to take part in advanced First Aid training when they join the airline and thousands of existing cabin crew must have a refresher course every year.
British Airways says it has replaced training equipment that may have been contaminated in the incident. While it is not currently confirmed that a BA employee was involved, the airline said it holds its employees to very high standards and would take disciplinary action against any inappropriate behaviour.
In 2018, a senior cabin crew manager was suspended after allegations surfaced of him “selling sex” between flights for £800 and moonlighting as a pornstar. The crew member is claimed to have advertised where he would flying to ahead of time so that he could fit in paid-for sex work during work trips.
In the same year, a female crew member quit her job with British Airways to become a web camera porn star.
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