US Airways posted a message on Twitter that contained a graphic image in response to a passenger Monday afternoon.
Twitter user Elle (@ElleRafter) tweeted at @USAirways about a flight delay.
US Airways responded with: “We welcome feedback, Elle. If your travel is complete, you can detail it for review and follow-up.”
That tweet included a picture that showed a model airplane inappropriately positioned between a woman’s legs.
Parts of that Twitter image in the above photo have been blacked out.
US Airways later removed the tweet and issued the following apology:
We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating.— US Airways (@USAirways) April 14, 2014
No further details about how the photo made it onto Twitter have been released.
Our sister station in Phoenix, ABC15, has reached out to US Airways for a statement.