Fighter Jet Drops Dummy Bombs Over Florida City

  • 07/02/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Fighter Jet Drops Dummy Bombs Over Florida City
By U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Angelique Perez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
An Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt released three nonexplosive training bombs after a bird strike caused the fighter jet to jettison its munitions inadvertently.

NBC affiliate WESH reports:

Moody Air Force Base in central Georgia said in a news release there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage after the 25-pound (11-kilogram), nonexplosive training munitions were dropped Monday afternoon by an A-10C Thunderbolt II jet. The base said a "bird strike" had caused "an inadvertent release" of the three dummy bombs.

The Air Force said it didn't know where the training bombs landed, but the suspected area was about 54 miles (87 kilometers) south of the base near Suwannee Springs in northern Florida.

The Air Force said the dummy bombs, though inert, contain small pyrotechnic charges and should not be handled.

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