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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.
A US Air Force practice bomb has been dropped on the Yorkshire countryside.
A spokesman for the United States Air Force (USAF) said the training bomb landed in an area near Holme on Spalding Moor - six miles south west of Market Weighton in East Yorkshire.
The BDU-33 bomb, which weighs 25-pounds and produces smoke on impact, caused an 18-inch crater in an asphalt track which is part of an old airfield now owned by Allied Grains.
The accident happened at about 1715 GMT on 8 January.
The device was dropped from an RAF Lakenheath F-15 fighter jet.
It was an inert practice bomb and no-one was hurt in the incident.
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by cbianchi513
I'm sure you've seen pilots make sure the weapons on pylons are locked when they check up on their plane before flying. Guess it could happen. Perhaps it has happened.
refreshAHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: An Iskra trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force accidentally dropped a 25 lb bomb at Lakha Baval village in the Jamnagar area on Thursday afternoon.
This is the second incident this year after a MiG crashed in the same area recently killing three people. The IAF has ordered a probe into the incident. The incident assumes importance because the area where it happened is close to the Jamnagar oil refinery.
"As of now, no loss of life has been reported due to the bomb explosion, which took place near the village around 4 pm," said an officer.
A trainee pilot, tasked with dropping four 25 lb bombs at the Jamnagar range, was flying the Iskra when the mishap took place.
The pilot could apparently drop three of the bombs at the range when the fourth one developed a technical snag. The pilot was then asked by the air traffic control to return to Jamnagar base. While on the way, the fourth bomb accidentally fell off. The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident and a team has rushed to the spot.