The video below shows a Spirit Airlines worker supposedly DUCT TAPING a plane's engine back together.
Someone posted it on TikTok the other day. It's shot from inside the plane and shows a guy putting a bunch of tape on one of the engines. The woman filming it says she's never flying Spirit again.
So are they really using duct tape to fix planes? The answer is no. But they are using tape . . . and it's actually a common thing ALL airlines do.
It's called speed tape, and it's made of heavy-duty aluminum. The FAA says, it's used for, quote, "temporary, minor repairs to nonstructural aircraft components."
A spokesman for Spirit said they confirmed with engineers that it was speed tape. And an aviation expert told the "Associated Press" that it's commonly used to "temporarily seal a gap." So it's not a big deal. It's also used on race cars.