Two pilots are under investigation for allegedly making phallic turns in Russian skies in a bizarre act of solidarity with the country’s football captain.
The unnamed crew of the Pobeda airline is said to have maneuvered the plane to pull a penis in the air to support Russian team captain Artem Dzyuba, who was suspended from international duty after images of him being leaked online. performed a sexual act in bed.
A video highlights an alleged X-rated detour taken by flight DP407 en route from Moscow to Yekaterinburg on Nov. 11.
Kremlin owned RT called it a “ballsy flight path”, but wondered if the alleged stunt was a “bit too cocky”.
“This was probably the way Pobeda captains expressed their support for Russian team captain Artem Dzyuba and showed their attitude towards him,” said an airline spokesperson.
It was later confirmed that the Federal Air Transport Agency is investigating the “phallic protest” over the city of Neftekamsk.
Reports suggest that the crew has requested clearance for aerial maneuvers “because of the need to monitor radio navigation equipment.”
It is known that the scheduled flight with budget carrier Pobeda – part of the national airline Aeroflot – landed 20 minutes late in Yekaterinburg.
Oleg Panteleev, executive director of the Aviaport agency, told the RBC news agency that it was being checked whether the crew had been allowed to perform unusual maneuvers around Neftekamsk and if so, whether the turns in the sky threatened safety.
The probe will also check whether the crew has exceeded the boundaries of ethical behavior.
Roman Gusarov, editor-in-chief of avid.ru, said: “You must be crazy to perform these kinds of maneuvers.
“These things are punished severely.”
He added that if the stunt were true, the stunt “ seemed extremely dangerous because the traffic density is high and the air corridors are narrow.
Mr Gusarov said, “Besides, such a thing means to sign and then admit to confessing hooliganism.”
Separately, the FSB security agency is investigating whether the 32-year-old Zenit Saint Petersburg player was blackmailed for $ 5 million over the compromising video allegedly hacked from his cell phone.
The married player reportedly met a hacker responsible for stealing the intimate footage, but refused to pay the ransom.