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Air Force: Obscene contrails above Phoenix unintentional

Posted at 1:37 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 16:37:04-04

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Air Force officials say their pilots did not intentionally draw the male anatomy with aircraft contrails in the skies above the Phoenix area.

Photos taken of a series of sky ovals near Luke Air Force Base have circulated on social media as some say the shapes resemble male genitals.

Base spokesperson Becky Heyse told the Arizona Republic that leadership of the 56th Fighter Wing has reviewed the photos and flight audio to determine the shapes were made unintentionally.

The F-35 fighter jets were conducting standard training maneuvers Tuesday.

Heyse says the contrails were made as the jets were about to engaged in a simulated dogfight.