Air Force says just a coincidence that penis-shaped flight path pointed to Russian base

Airmen tow a KC-135 Stratotanker early in the morning using an MB-2 tow tractor Nov. 2, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry L. Atwell)

The US Air Force is claiming that the phallic-shaped flight path near a Russian base over Syria was unintentional, despite what folks wish to believe.

Last week, Twitter exploded after a flight track from FlightRadar24 revealed that a KC-135 Stratotanker was flying near the Russian-controlled Tartus airspace.

Several news publications jumped on the story, with Italian newspaper Repubblica stating that “the shape in fact is unequivocally that of a penis.”

The US Air Force, however, told that the matter was just a coincidence.

“We’re aware of the incident and are talking with the KC-135 crew to determine the details,” an Air Force spokesperson wrote in an email. “At this time, we do not believe the crew acted inappropriately, flying a refueling orbit consistent with requirements that met the needs of receiver aircraft.”

The KC-135 did not venture into Syrian airspace during its bizarre flight track.


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