Aircraft often have to be de-iced before a flight during the cold winter weather – but it usually involves a special procedure.
The video shows airport ground crew walking up the stairs throwing buckets of water over the plane’s wing in an attempt to unfreeze it.
D’Attis added: “SHAME!”
The standard de-icing procedure involves the plane being sprayed with a special chemical to stop ice reforming again.
Brindisi airport operators were satisfied with the unorthodox de-icing procedure, according to The Sun, as the guidelines say “buckets of hot water at 60c are allowed when the air temperature is 0C”.
The airport operators added: “The Captain was aware and satisfied. The procedure was to remove a little residual snow. It was a perfectly safe procedure.”
It’s understood that Italy’s aviation watchdog will send inspectors to Brindisi airport to find out exactly what happened.
The Independent has contacted Ryanair for comment.
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