(USA TODAY) -- Move over Dreamliner, the "Harlem Shake" is now competing for your attention with the Federal Aviation Administration.
comes after a group of Colorado College students decided to bring the
latest choreographed dance phenomenon to the cabin of a Frontier
Airlines flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, according to KUSA Channel 9 of Denver.
students - members of Colorado College's club Frisbee team - made a
video of the performance, and that's what caught the attention of the
"That was my Ultimate Frisbee team and a bunch of random
people as well," 21-year-old senior team captain Dan Eppstein tells the Los Angeles Times about the episode. "Everyone who was on that flight joined in."
says his group consulted with attendants before the performance, saying
they gave students permission. He says the group also canvassed other
passengers and said none objected.
As for the FAA's interest, the agency tells KUSA 9 News
of Denver it's concerned about whether the plane was at a safe altitude
for passengers to be out of their seats and moving about the cabin.
"They are still looking into it, it's still open," Tony Molinero, FAA spokesman tells The Catalyst,
the student newspaper at Colorado College. "...I don't know where the
[investigators] were told about it, but when they saw the video they
just decided to look into it because it is better to be safe than
Frontier acknowledged the FAA's investigation, but insists nothing was amiss.
Frontier spokeswoman Kate O'Malley says that the company does not comment on pending investigations, but adds to NBC News: "All safety measures were followed and the seat belt sign was off."
I hope that this whole situation is solved with the FAA...," Matt Zelin,
the Colorado College sophomore who filmed the dance, says to the Catalyst. "I don't see there being any reason why this should cause any trouble. We asked the staff and they said it was safe."
Steve Wallace, former director of the FAA's Office of Accident Investigation, disagreed in an interview with CNN.
think there is a safety issue here. Turbulence injuries are the most
common type of injuries, and they are virtually eliminated when people
are in their seat belts," he says to the news network.
He also suggested it could be used as a ruse by terrorists.
"I think a federal air marshal might find that a bit confusing," Wallace tells CNN.
Shook, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, echoes that
sentiment, telling CNN: "You don't know what every person's intentions