Navy aircraft draws sky penis, sparks outrage and laughter

Social media was filled with reports discussing the incident and photographs showing the phallic sky images.

Officials from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington released a statement admitting one of their aircraft was involved after a local mother contacted a news station to complain.

She called it "the most monumental thing to happen in (Okanogan)".

Officials at a Washington state Navy base confirmed one of their aircraft was behind a contrail drawing of male genitalia spotted over a residential area.

Multiple photos of the skydrawing were sent to KREM, a local CBS affiliate, and some were tweeted by those on the ground who noticed the image.

A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration told KREM the agency "cannot police morality".

And now, we know who is responsible for the artwork: a crew from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island, according to KREM2.

The Federal Aviation Administration, a government agency that regulates USA airspace, said the drawings did not appear to pose a safety risk and it "cannot police morality".

In a statement, they said: "We find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable".

  • Rogelio Becker