Navy Suspends Use Of Training Bomb After One Accidentally Drops

The Navy has suspended the use of its BDU-48 training bomb while it investigates how one accidentally dropped from a fighter jet on Tuesday.

Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force spokesman Mike Moss says training will continue as scheduled, just without use of the devices.

The 10-pound, inert training bomb fell from an F/A-18C Hornet and hit a warehouse as the aircraft was approaching Oceana Naval Air Station.

It was returning from a training mission at the Navy's bombing range in Dare County, North Carolina. The device carries an explosive charge that emits smoke upon impact.

It caused no injuries and little damage when it fell.




 
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