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US Airways apologises after tweeting very explicit pornographic photo

And to a passenger, too. The airline is now investigating.

Chuck Burton Chuck Burton

US AIRWAYS HAS apologised after one of its official Twitter accounts posted an extremely graphic pornographic photo.

The image was tweeted in a response to a customer who complained that her flight was delayed.

The exchange began like this:

The airline replied, and the traveller complained again:

In response, the US Airways account posted a tweet with a graphic photo showing a woman performing an explicit act with a model of an aeroplane.

This image, distorted to conceal the photo, is taken from a retweet of the original:

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The airline has since apologised and said it is investigating the incident.

The image was posted in the form of a link to another tweet, which had been directed at American Airlines earlier in the day.

Buzzfeed reports that it had recently been trending in a notorious NSFW area of Reddit, and originated on a so-called ‘revenge-porn’ site based in Germany.

The reaction on Twitter has been swift:

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