Russian pilot draws penis in the sky in support of football player Artem Dzyuba, after video of 'intimate moment' leaks online

The flight's number was DP407.
The flight's number was DP407. Photo credit: Getty/FlightRadar24

Russia's state aviation authority says management of national carrier Aeroflot should seriously consider firing the boss of its budget airline subsidiary Pobeda, after one of its passenger planes drew a phallic shape in the skies above Neftekamsk.

The main concern for the Rosaviatsia (Russian Federal Air Transport Agency) is the fact that the crew deviated from its pre-authorised flight path, flying a route that had not been authorised, in order to draw the crude penis.

The incident happened on a Moscow-Yekaterinburg flight operated by Pobeda on November 11. A report into the incident was released on Sunday (local time).

Members of the public have staunchly defended the manoeuvres, saying they were made as a gesture of support for football player Artem Dzyuba.

Dzyuba had recently been dropped from Russia's national team after a video appearing to show the player in a moment of intimacy was leaked online.

The Rosaviatsia report into the incident was also leaked online, but the commission described it as internal correspondence, rather than a completed investigation.

Neither Pobeda or Aeroflot had responded to Reuters requests for comment.