Penis-Drawing Marine Pilots Allowed To Keep Flying After Reprimand

Amy Feinstein

Two Marine pilots who drew the shape of a phallus and testicles over the sky of Southern California have been disciplined and allowed back in their planes after the October incident.

The Daily Beast reports that there is a "happy ending" for the two pilots who flew their T-34C in a pattern that resembled male genitalia, as the Marine Corps Times shared that the two have been reprimanded, but have once again been cleared to fly. The details of the punishment have not been released (as they are part of the military record), and will not as it is being called an "administrative matter."

"In October, the pilots flew a flight pattern in their T-34C that resembled a penis. The image was then picked up by radar and shared by the Twitter account Aircraft Spots."
"Two Marine Corps aviators were administratively disciplined following the completion of an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding an October 23 irregular flight pattern that resulted in an obscene image."

At the time, the Marine Corps would only say that nothing would be done until the investigation is completed.

"Any disciplinary or administrative action will not be taken until the completion of the probe into the looping phallic flight path by a T-34C Turbomentor that was posted to Twitter in October by a tracking site."
"The T-34C crew that are being investigated for flying a pattern resembling an obscene image are currently not flying pending the results of an ongoing investigation. Although not flying, for the time being, the two Marine Corps aviators are still providing vital squadron ground support functions."

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