New video (below) has emerged showing the moment a Naval pilot drew a massive penis in the sky above a town in Washington.
Navy officials have apologized after a pilot from the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island drew a penis in the sky above Okanagan, Washington, reports the Daily Mail.
While some found the drawings humorous, the Navy revealed the pilot responsible will pay for their actions. The crew of the plane were grounded following the incident, according to Metro. Their identities have not been revealed.
"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," Naval officials said in a statement.
"The actions of this aircrew are wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values," the statement added. "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, and anyone who was offended by this unacceptable action."
The incident prompted a number of responses from locals in Washington and thousands of users on social media.
"It was pretty funny to see that," one local resident said. "You don't expect to see something like that."
"After it made the circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing," another resident said.
"What a day for the guy in the Navy who had to respond to inquiries about the penis shape that formed in the sky over Okanogan Co., Washington," wrote one Twitter user. "I mean, at least people didn't think it was #chemtrails..."
"Using an expensive machine built for war to draw a giant penis in the sky is a little too on the nose for This Year In Symbolism," another Twitter user commented.
The incident is not the first of its kind, reports The Washington Post.
In 2014, the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, was cited in an investigation after a giant penis was painted on the roof of a trailer at its winter training home in El Centro, California. The phallic painting was reportedly made so pilots could see it from above and was so large that it showed up in satellite imagery on Google Maps.
Also in 2014, Britain's Royal Air Force jet drew an image resembling a penis in the sky over Scotland. The RAF later said the trails were caused by a pilot circling in a holding pattern while waiting for an opportunity to land.