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US Airways tweets NSFW photo of plane going into woman's you-know-what

US Airways is under fire after responding to a tweet with a NSFW photo on April 14. Said photo showed a toy airplane "flying" into a woman's you-know-what. The nude, graphic photo was obviously a mistake and the company has said that they are currently investigating. According to BuzzFeed, the photo was deleted after an hour -- which was more than enough time for it to circulate.

US Airways plane
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According to the report, US Airways was tweeting to a customer who had experienced a flight delay. They had been tweeting back and forth and when the company finally tweeted out a link for the customer to leave a review, things went terribly wrong. The link that they included was actually a photo. A very, very inappropriate photo.

Now that the US Airways tweet has been taken down, it's time for the company to do damage control. There are a lot of questions surrounding the incident. Who put the picture on the company's computer? Who actually tweeted out the photo? Will someone be held accountable? US Airways will be working diligently to get to the bottom of this as thousands of people have now voiced their opinions on what is being called the "worst PR stunt ever." But was this a PR stunt?

According to the New York Daily News, it's unclear what exactly happened. It's possible that US Airways was hacked but it's also possible that an employee was behind the inappropriate tweet. Either way, US Airways is on the map today in more ways than one. An update by Buzzfeed included the following information:

US Airways was tweeted the NSFW photo earlier today before they sent the photo out (which suggests that this could have just been a huge mistake). The photo was being passed around on Reddit previously. The photo was not Photoshopped. It reportedly was found on a German porn site.