The Navy says the practice bomb that accidentally dropped from a fighter jet last month over Virginia Beach had failed to release during a training mission unbeknownst to the pilot.
The 10-pound dummy bomb dislodged when the pilot lowered the landing gear as it approached Oceana Naval Air Station October 30th. No one was injured, and a warehouse that was hit by the falling bomb received only minor damage.
The jet was one of two F/A-18 Hornets returning from a training mission at the Navy's bombing range in Dare County, North Carolina.
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