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DenverChief
03-17-2008, 06:40 AM
:eek:

TULSA, Okla. - An Air National Guard jet mistakenly dropped a 22-pound non-explosive, practice bomb on an apartment complex, damaging the foundation but no one was injured, police said Friday.


The military pilot thought he had dropped the BDU-33 bomb, equipped with a dummy warhead, over a field in Kansas during a routine training mission out of Tulsa on Thursday.

A couple returned home to the Canyon Creek apartment complex and found the ordnance partly buried in the foundation and the power knocked out, Tulsa Police Officer Jason Willingham said.

The fighter aircraft was en route to Smokey Hill Gunnery Range in Salina, Kan., on a routine mission, according to a statement released Friday by the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 138th Fighter Wing.

Shortly after takeoff, the training bomb inadvertently released from the aircraft, the guard statement said.

A safety investigation board has been convened and the investigation is ongoing, the statement said.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating.

Willingham said the Air National Guard removed the ordnance from the scene.

A manager at the apartment complex, who declined to give his name, said it was back to business as usual at the complex Friday morning.

"God must love the people at Canyon Creek," he said.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080314/ap_on_re_us/errant_bomb_drop_1

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crazycoffey
03-17-2008, 07:18 AM
what was that movie with john travolta and christian slater?

Skip Towne
03-17-2008, 07:31 AM
What was that noise?

kepp
03-17-2008, 08:16 AM
what was that movie with john travolta and christian slater?

Broken Arrow

ROYC75
03-17-2008, 08:55 AM
Bombs Away !!!!!!!!!!!

Lonewolf Ed
03-17-2008, 09:39 AM
I take great offense to Oklahomans dropping bombs, practice or not, in my state! I've been to Oklahoma. They have plenty of places to drop bombs and not hit anything. Bomb your own fields, Oklahoma! :cuss:

crazycoffey
03-17-2008, 09:47 AM
Broken Arrow


life imitates art?

BigChiefFan
03-17-2008, 09:50 AM
I take great offense to Oklahomans dropping bombs, practice or not, in my state! I've been to Oklahoma. They have plenty of places to drop bombs and not hit anything. Bomb your own fields, Oklahoma! :cuss:Kansas is more fun to bomb.:D It keeps those Salinans on their toes.

Lonewolf Ed
03-17-2008, 09:58 AM
Kansas is more fun to bomb.:D It keeps those Salinans on their toes.

Well, I guess something has to keep them on their toes.

kstater
03-17-2008, 11:56 AM
I bet you he doesn't get to have live rounds in his plane for a while.

Hog Farmer
03-17-2008, 01:48 PM
Anyone heard from skip ? Oh , I see he's OK. Nevermind.