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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: HawkeyeNation
They carry live ammunition on training flights all the time. They have to practice with the real thing occasionally to learn how to release them properly, and training rounds have slightly different characteristics than live rounds do.
As for debris, it depends on what happened. If he had an engine failure, it could have spit engine parts out the exhaust before he hit. The canopy and seat came down a decent distance from the impact area as well.
originally posted by: marg6043
The pilot ejected and is safe.
The budgets cuts on the military and the air force is causing a lot of military pilots to go on a strike and refusing to do routine fly.
Some of the equipment the pilots use is no working properly and has not be updated in years.