A-10 Incident

A US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II out of Moody Air Force Base in Georgia accidentally dropped training bombs on Florida after hitting a bird, the 23rd Wing Public Affairs Office said in a statement.

The Moody attack aircraft assigned to the 23d Fighter Group “suffered a bird strike which caused an inadvertent release of three BDU-33s,” 25-pound nonexplosive training munitions used to simulate the 500-pound M1a-82 bombs, the statement said.

The dummy munitions fell somewhere off Highway 129 near Suwannee Springs in northern Florida. The Air Force is apparently still looking for the bombs. The service has instructed anyone who comes across them to keep their distance, explaining that while the weapons are inert, they do have a small pyrotechnic charge that could be dangerous if mishandled.

There were no reports of damage or injuries, and the incident is under investigation.
Birds are a serious problem for the US military, as they cause millions of dollars in damage a year. Since 1995, the Air Force has suffered more than 105,000 bird strikes that have cost the service more than $800 million.

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Man, the GAF is in trouble if wildlife is added to the game


Okay I laughed lol


Imagine people on the ground seeing the dummy munitions falling towards the ground


Something similar happened 4 days ago in India when an IAF jet was struck by birds after takeoff. He was forced to drop the bombs he was carrying right away, otherwise he would have crashed.


“Florida man in jet accidentally drops bombs near highway”


😂😂😂 I see what you did there

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