An electronic warfare plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in western Washington state created the image over the rural community on Friday.
'We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation - and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
Instead, officials sent a statement from Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, commander of the Naval Air Forces. The names of the aircrew, however, were not released.
According to Buzzfeed News, the Navy has since apologised for the actions of their pilot.
Ramon Duran told The Spokesman-Review that he was running errands when he noticed the jet drawing the male genitalia.
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The army said as the cordon around the hiding terrorists was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter. One personnel from the IAF's Garud force was killed in the gun battle while two army personnel were injured.
About five minutes later, Duran said, the drawing was complete. "You don't expect to see something like that".
She called it "the most monumental thing to happen in (Okanogan)".
It's unclear whether the pilot will face disciplinary action, but judging by the Navy statement it seems likely.
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"I thought it was pretty amusing, and so did he" she said.
We don't know why the pilot risked his career to do this hilarious stunt, or the potential consequences for the crew. "Sophomoric and immature antics of a sexual nature have no place in Naval aviation today".
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Canavero gave no evidence of the authenticity of his claims, but said he will provide a proof in the coming days. Valery Spiridonov, a Russian tech scientist, reached out to him saying that he was willing to participate.