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weeksy
01-12-2004, 09:20 AM
It was repoted on BBC news that last week an RAF plane dropped a 25lb training munition on a field in Yorkshire, no one was hurt.

Obvious proof that modern jets have too many buttons - thought you were toggling landing lights, BANG! Oops a hole in a field!

S.

weeksy
01-12-2004, 09:20 AM
It was repoted on BBC news that last week an RAF plane dropped a 25lb training munition on a field in Yorkshire, no one was hurt.

Obvious proof that modern jets have too many buttons - thought you were toggling landing lights, BANG! Oops a hole in a field!

S.

FI.Red.Lichtie
01-12-2004, 09:42 AM
Great find weeksy!!

Here is the text

A US airforce practice bomb has been dropped on the Yorkshire countryside. A spokesman for the United States airforce (USAF) said on Monday that the 25-pound BDU-33 training bomb landed in an area near Holme on Spalding Moor - six miles south west of Market Weighton in East Yorkshire. The bomb, which produces smoke on impact, caused an 18-inch crater in a asphalt track which is part of an old airfield now owned by Allied Grains. The accident happened at about 1715 GMT on 8 January. The device was dropped from an RAF Lakenheath F-15 fighter jet. 'Extremely rare' accident It was an inert practice bomb and no-one was hurt in the incident. First Lieutenant Augustine Ekpoudom said the bomb had caused a crater 18 inches in diameter. He said the incident was "an extremely rare occurence". "Public safety is always our primary concern," he said. "There were no injuries, limited property damage, and the inert munition was recovered. "The F-15E Strike Eagle was conducting a routine training mission at the time of the incident. "Trained and experienced base personnel including Ministry of Defence, and local constabulary authorities responded to the scene and an investigation team is determining the cause of the incident." Alan Marsland, who farms land near to the site the bomb landed, said: "It went through the asphalt on this old airfield which is now owned by Allied Grain. Luckily no-one was around."

DeerHunterUK
01-12-2004, 09:47 AM
They were probably lost and thought they were bombing Afghanistan. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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01-12-2004, 09:54 AM
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weeksy
01-12-2004, 09:57 AM
FI.Red.Lichtie, thanks for the full story!

I would like to apologise to the RAF for wrongly accussing them of bombing Yorkshire. Dam you BBC news!

It reminds me of a story last winter when the Army(Britsh) were requesting the return of one of their tanks that had blown away in strong winds. It turned out to be life sized inflatable tank used for training.

Funny old world.

nutt3r
01-12-2004, 10:33 AM
noo bombing my beloved yorkshire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

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Taylortony
01-12-2004, 10:45 AM
Ahh we used to have the odd 3 kg and 22 kg ones drop, they managed to bomb the sand bagging party working on hill 60 at RAF Bruggen when i was there http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif its right at the end of the runway hehehehe............put the wind up em i'll tell ya http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif My mate John...(surname elludes me) when we were getting ready to go to Sardinia on detachment was walking across the apron with a box of 12 3kg practice bombs and the bottom fell out of the box lol, you have never seen such a white face in all your life, hahahahahaha, we had to sit him down with a cup of tea for a good hour or so whilst he got himself back to together..... lucky the pins were in http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Aardvark892
01-12-2004, 04:21 PM
The USAF has bombed a bathroom in Texas, too! Do NOT ask me about this one, I really can't say anymore... 'cept the zippersuit was an idiot.

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NorrisMcWhirter
01-13-2004, 06:29 AM
Hi,

Good old USAF. We British are no strangers to friendly fire incidents.

Cheers,
Norris

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by weeksy:
It was repoted on BBC news that last week an RAF plane dropped a 25lb training munition on a field in Yorkshire, no one was hurt.

Obvious proof that modern jets have too many buttons - thought you were toggling landing lights, BANG! Oops a hole in a field!

S.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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joeschmoe22nd
01-13-2004, 06:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>USAF bomb Yorkshire<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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ElektroFredrik
01-13-2004, 08:04 AM
n00b, definitely n00b

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