Lufthansa flight path creates penis picture in sky

It’s not known whether the image was intentional

Helen Coffey
Tuesday 03 March 2020 13:34 GMT
The unusual flight path has raised eyebrows
The unusual flight path has raised eyebrows (FlightRadar24)

A Lufthansa plane has “drawn” an unusual picture with its flight path.

Flight LH350, from Frankfurt to Bremen in Germany on 3 March, created a shape that looked like a penis when the aircraft was forced to circle above the airport upon arrival.

The image can be seen on FlightRadar24, a site that tracks commercial flights all over the world.

It shared a snap of the rude-looking flight path on social media, tweeting it alongside the caption: “LH350 landed on second landing attempt” with a crying-with-laughter emoji.

FlightRadar24 wasn’t the only one to spot the risqué resemblance, and the post has received more than 3,000 likes and over 1,000 retweets at the time of writing.

“So they cocked-up their first pass?” commented one user, while another replied, “Landing a plane is HARDER than people think.”

It is not known whether the outline was intentionally provocative or not.

It follows the story of a US naval jet drawing a giant penis in the sky using the aircraft’s contrails.

The incident hit headlines in November 2017 after a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane flew in an unusual air pattern over Okanogan County in Washington.

At the time, the crew was grounded when pictures of the penis went viral.

“Sophomoric and immature antics of a sexual nature have no place in Naval aviation today,” Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, the commander of Naval Air Forces, said in a statement.

Other pilots have also been known to use their flight paths to create rather more sophisticated pictures.

In November 2019, a Boeing 747 pilot “drew” an incredible picture in the sky to mark the aircraft’s final journey.

The plane had served Israeli airline El Al for 48 years before making one last special retirement flight from Rome in Italy to Tel Aviv.

The captain at the helm of “Queen of the Skies” made the trip even more memorable by altering the flight path so that it resembled the silhouette of a Boeing aircraft while flying over the Mediterranean Sea.

And in 2017, one bold and inspired pilot brought seasonal joy to the world by drawing a giant Christmas tree in the sky on a flight path over Germany while doing a test flight of an Airbus A380 aircraft for Emirates.

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