Russian Airline Investigates Footage Of Passenger ‘Flying Plane' While Pilot Gives Instructions
A video shows the woman, who has been named as Anna, in the co-pilot's seat while the craft is flying over Siberia.
In the clip, the pilot's voice can be heard, seemingly giving instructions to the woman, who is believed to be in her 20s and not qualified to fly.
Reports claim the flight was with Russian airlines IrAero on an Antonov-24 flight from Yakutsk to Batagay.
In a statement the airline said it was doing a 'thorough check' of the clip, adding: "Based on the results of the audit, the reliability of the information will be assessed. There are doubts that these materials are related to the activities of our airline in the field of passenger transportation."
It's believed the woman posted the video to her Instagram account, but then quickly removed it and her account has since been deleted.
Sharing the clip, the woman wrote: "This was unbelievably cool!" and thanked the male pilot.
The pilot is heard saying: "Back, to the right, now to the left and turn it back."
Russian 5-TV has reported the pilot's name is Kirill S and claimed the woman was either his 'girlfriend' or 'very close friend'. Fair enough.
The clip continues and shows the woman pointing to the navigation screen and asking the pilot: "Why can't I get there?" to which he responds: "Well, I have no idea why you can't get there." Is it because she's not actually a pilot and shouldn't be flying a plane, mate?
If the flight was a scheduled passenger flight, it's not known how many people were on board.
Now transport prosecutors are investigating the clip, according to The Siberian Times.
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