WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The U.S. Navy apologizes for what happened on Thursday evening when their crew made a giant outline of a penis in the sky while flying over Okanogan County, Washington.
- The Navy officials said the crew will be held accountable for their obscene, irresponsible and immature actions.
- The drawing quickly got the attention of amused onlookers on the ground who immediately shared the images of the “sky penis” on social media.
The U.S. Navy was left red-faced after one of its flight crew drew a huge penis in the sky using a warplane. Washington locals like Ramone Duran were stunned to see the phallic symbol from the ground.
Duran said he was running errands when he noticed a fighter jet making a big drawing in the sky using the streak of condensed water from the aircraft.
“After it made the circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing,” Duran told the Spokesman-Review newspaper. “It was pretty funny to see that. You don’t expect to see something like that.”
But some people weren’t amused. One mother told KREM, a Washington TV station, that she was upset that her kids might ask her about what the drawing is.
U.S. Navy officials apologized for the penis in the sky drawings in a statement to KREM TV station:
“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.”
Navy officials said the aircrew has been grounded on Friday, pending a comprehensive investigation.
The jet which drew the penis in the sky took off from the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Lieutenant Commander Leslie Hubbell, a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island, said in a statement, “The actions of this aircrew were wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values.”
“We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation — and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
“The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act,” she added.
The Federal Aviation Administration told KREM their hands are tied unless there’s a safety risk, saying that the agency “cannot police morality.”
Source: Huffington Post