Okanogen County, WA – U.S. Navy officials have taken responsibility for the obscene drawings in the sky that appeared over Okanogan County on Thursday.
Officials at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island confirmed that one of their jets was involved in skywriting that some residents on the ground say resembled a penis, the Independent reported.
“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,” the Navy said in a statement from the naval station provided to local media.
Television stations and newspapers in the military base’s region began receiving phone calls and messages on Thursday, and reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Navy, WTSP said.
Citizens complained about the “obscene” skywriting and said they were concerned they’d have to explain in to their children.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that there’s not much it can do about any would-be skywriters with similar ideas in their heads, according to the Independent.
Unless the act poses a safety risk, there’s nothing they can do, the FAA said.
We “cannot police morality,” an official at that agency said.
The Naval air station is located on the Puget Sound, and supports fixed and rotary aircraft.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the Navy personnel involved would face discipline for the stunt.
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