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Jet Fighter Drops Bomb On Pa. Hiking Trail

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posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 04:40 PM
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FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- Military officials are investigating why a jet fighter dropped a 25-pound practice bomb on a Pennsylvania hiking trail.

No one was injured when the cast-iron bomb accidentally fell about 10,000 feet earlier this month. But one hiker was close enough to hear the thud.

The grapefruit-sized bomb left a crater about six inches wide in the trail, which runs along an abandoned rail line near Fort Indiantown Gap.

A military spokesman said two A-10 Thunderbolts were flying a routine training mission when one jet dropped a bomb about a mile from its intended target.

The jet has since been grounded. Investigators said they've ruled out pilot error.



At least we know we are in good hands with pilots like this.



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 05:09 PM
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Did you even read the part where they ruled out pilot error?



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 05:12 PM
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I guess we're lucky that the bomb didn't detonate or the guy who reported hearing the thud would not be able to report anything.



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 05:40 PM
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Well, a device failed....

It happens!


Certainly nothing sensational. I remember when the Swiss Air liner went down because there was a fire caused by and electric short circuit...
Things break.




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