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C-17 Accidentally Drops Humvee Off-Range into Neighborhood

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posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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A C-17 Globemaster on a training mission Wednesday accidentally airdropped a Humvee over a North Carolina neighborhood, about five miles short of the drop zone.

In a statement, Air Mobility Command spokesman Col. Chris Karns said the Humvee was dropped over a neighborhood in Harnett County, near Fort Bragg, and it came down in the woods near a residential area. The parachute deployed, and there were no reported injuries or damage from the inadvertent airdrop, Karns said.




One day I'll share some other "Off-Range" stories, but this one made the news today...

ETA: ph oto

Looks like they missed it by that much...
edit on 25-10-2018 by RadioRobert because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: RadioRobert



A C-17 Globemaster on a training mission Wednesday accidentally airdropped a Humvee over a North Carolina neighborhood, about five miles short of the drop zone.

In a statement, Air Mobility Command spokesman Col. Chris Karns said the Humvee was dropped over a neighborhood in Harnett County, near Fort Bragg, and it came down in the woods near a residential area. The parachute deployed, and there were no reported injuries or damage from the inadvertent airdrop, Karns said.




One day I'll share some other "Off-Range" stories, but this one made the news today...


I wonder if “finders keepers”applies to this situation.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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DP
edit on 25-10-2018 by Assassin82 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: Assassin82

They make you give it back :/ If it ruins your flower garden or the guys tear up your yard getting it out, you can send Uncle Sam a bill for a new professionally landscaped one, though, so that's nice...



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Hehe....it's so easy to mess up....it happens now and then huh? If we're gonna be honest here, that's something that I'd do....pilot in command, he can't see down.....God love that crew



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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Couldn’t resist! This is too good.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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Saw this story earlier and we all got a good laugh out of it.

Birds drop chaff buckets all the time, first time I heard of dropping a HMMWV.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:58 PM
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I weasn't aware that Santa was practicing the upgrades in his delivery system. If something like that lands in your back yard, just hide it in the garage till people quit looking. Finders keepers loosers weepers.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse
Do you reckon they are transported unlocked with the keys tucked into the sun visor?

...amazing good luck nobody was hurt, and how cool no trees were hurt either, just a patch of grass.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:08 PM
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What are they laughing about, it’s there’s tax Money?!?!



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:09 PM
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Now that is something to Bragg about



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: RitualReality

Pretty sure that was the guy in Germany who deliberately cut the rigging on three of them and then got cashiered out.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

You can make the weapons smarter, but people will always be dumb...



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert
It's The Rock's bug out ride practice drill.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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I'm Guessing that jump master just got fired !!



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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That will be one helluva dropped object report.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

They can drop one off at my house next along with any other goodies they want to unload. It's getting late in the year just want to make sure they use up their budget so it's not reduced next year.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 04:09 PM
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Amazon Auto Beta Prime - Straight from the showroom to your driveway with priority mail airdrop same day delivery.

Still trying to work out those bugs with the GPS targeting.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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In the wrong neighborhood it would have been chopped up by the time they came lookin for it.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 06:58 PM
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Airman #1: Think that's close enough?
Airman #2: Yeah, close enough.




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