US fighter planes were hit by birds and pilots dropped training bombs by mistake

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 US fighter planes were hit by birds and pilots dropped training bombs by mistake


Reference News Network reported on July 10 that a US Air Force fighter plane was hit by flying birds during training and mistakenly dropped three training bombs, according to the bimonthly website of the National Interest of the United States on July 4.

US media quoted the US Air Force as saying that on July 1, local time, a US Air Force A-10 attacking aircraft took off from its base in Georgia for training. In the course of training, the fighter plane was attacked by flying birds, the pilot was frightened and accidentally dropped three BDU-33 training bombs over Florida.

The picture shows the U.S. Air Force A-10 attack aircraft.

According to US media, the BDU-33 training bomb is a training bomb weighing about 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms). Although the former does not contain charge, it is still dangerous. American media warned local people that if they saw something suspicious of a bomb on the roadside, never touch it.

According to the U.S. Air Force, the incident is under investigation, and no casualties or property losses have been reported. (Compiler/Vernon)

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yao Wenguang_NN1682