Russian authorities have opened an investigation over the spread of a video of a girl in the cockpit of a plane, showing the girl driving a commercial police plane.

The video, which was posted on Instagram, shows a girl in her twenties walking the emergency of the company "Euroro", according to the site "Sky News".

The girl only followed the pilot's instructions: "back, right. Now to the left," while also inquiring about aeronautics.

The video, which does not say whether there were passengers on board, disappeared after it was released.

The airline in charge of the plane said it had also opened an investigation to verify the authenticity of media material posted on the networks.

"There are suspicions that these materials have anything to do with our aviation activities in passenger services," she said.