Washington skies see penis drawing by US Navy jet go viral

Washington skies see penis drawing by US Navy jet go viral

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A Boeing EA-18G Growler lands on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Atlantic ocean on October 25, 2017, as the carrier strike group takes part in Operation Bold Alligator, a multinational warfare exercise hosted by the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

The US Navy issues a formal apology after one of its warplanes flew the unusual air pattern in skies over Washington state.

The US Navy has confirmed one of their jets was involved in the drawing of a penis in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state.

An official from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island acknowledged a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane was responsible for the “immature act” on Friday.

The air crew have been grounded while an investigation is carried out.

The phallic symbol drawn by the warplane
Image:The phallic symbol drawn by the warplane

Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, the commander of Naval Air Forces, told Sky News: “The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable.

“Sophomoric and immature antics of a sexual nature have no place in Naval aviation today. We will investigate this incident to get all the facts and act accordingly.

“This event clearly stands in stark contrast to the way our aviators and sailors are performing with utmost professionalism, discipline and excellence from our carrier flight decks and expeditionary airfields around the world today.”

iMAGE OF STATION
Image:The Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island. Pic: NAS Whidbey

Images of the condensed air trail went viral on social media.

A television station reported that a mother in Okanogan County was concerned she might have to explain the phallic symbol to her young children.

There were others who appeared amused by the stunt.

Resident Ramone Duran told the Spokesman Review: “After it made circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing.

“It was pretty funny to see that.”

Another onlooker tweeted that it was “the most monumental thing to happen” in their community.

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