A British dad saved holidaymakers by flying to Spain himself after the flight was "one captain down".
Michael Bradley was amongst those frustrated on the grounded easyJet plane after a long delay, and eventually he decided - as a pilot with the airline himself - to call his bosses and volunteer to take the plane from Manchester Airport to its destination in Alicante.
A spokesman said: "We are grateful to one of our pilots who was travelling on holiday from Manchester to Alicante on 2 September with his family and volunteered to operate the flight.
"This meant customers could get to their destination and shows the commitment and dedication of our crew.
"This is fully in line with regulations as he had his licence and ID with him. Safety is always our highest priority."