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Two pilots are under investigation in Russia after they changed a plane's flight path to draw a giant penis in the sky, in what is believed to be a bizarre act of solidarity with a footballer who was suspended after photos of him masturbating were shared online.
Yep, there's quite a lot to unpack here, isn't there?
The unnamed crew of the Pobeda plane are reported to have maneuvered the aircraft in such a way that it created a giant c*** and balls in the sky to show support for Russian team captain Artem Dzyuba, who was recently suspended after footage of him masturbating was leaked online.
FlightRadar footage shows the detour flight DP407 took en route to Yekaterinburg from Moscow on 11 November.
A spokesman for the airline said: "This was probably the way in which Pobeda captains expressed their support to Russian team captain Artem Dzyuba and showed their attitude to him being bullied."
It was later confirmed Federal Air Transport Agency is investigating the incident, which took place over the city of Neftekamsk.
According to reports, the crew requested permission for air manoeuvres 'due to a need to check radio-navigation equipment'.
It is also reported the plane arrived in Yekaterinburg 20 minutes late.
Oleg Panteleev, executive director of Aviaport agency, told RBC news that a check was being made on whether the crew had received permission for unusual manoeuvres around Neftekamsk.
It will also be determined whether the turns in the sky threatened safety.
The investigation will look into whether the crew 'broke the boundaries of ethical behaviour' or not.
Roman Gusarov, editor in chief of avid.ru, said: "You have got to be mad to perform manoeuvres like this.
"These kinds of things get punished severely."
He went on to say that the stunt looked to be 'extremely dangerous because traffic density is high and air corridors are narrow'.
Adding: "Moreover to draw something like this and then to admit to it means confessing to hooliganism."
Meanwhile, the FSB security service has launched an investigation into whether Dzyuba was blackmailed for $5 million (£3.8m) over the explicit video which was allegedly hacked from his phone.
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