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.