A Russian airline boss has reportedly been sacked after a plane traced a giant penis in the sky.
Aeroflot’s low-cost airline Pobeda came under scrutiny when a flight from Moscow veered from its path last month for ‘irregular manoeuvres’ with 102 passengers on board.
The scheduled flight was 20 minutes late when it landed in the city of Yekaterinburg.
The phallic-like turns were captured on flight-tracking software and were apparently a bizarre act of solidarity with Russia’s football team captain.
Football star Artem Dzyuba was suspended from international duty after footage that appeared to show him masturbating in bed was leaked online.
Pobeda’s board reprimanded General Director Andrey Kalmykov and sacked one of his deputies at a meeting on Tuesday over the incident, a source told Reuters.
Aeroflot confirmed Pobeda had held a board meeting, but declined to comment further.
Both Pobeda and the national Rosaviatsia authority declined to comment.
The aviation authority last month recommended Kalmykov be sacked over the incident in an internal report that was leaked on social media and confirmed to Reuters by a source.
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