Bombs, missile inadvertently fall from military plane

LUZERNE, MICH. - Officials say a mechanical failure is believed to have caused the release of six training bombs and a training missile from a military plane.

No one was injured due to the release, which WWTV and WPBN report happened Oct. 25 over Oscoda County.

The training weapons were on a plane heading to Camp Grayling from Selfridge Air National Guard Base when they fell off. The Michigan National Guard says the bombs and missile were found in a remote wooded area near Luzerne.

Lt. Col. Matthew Trumble, director of the Camp Grayling Air Gunnery Range, says it’s a “rare” situation.

The Guard says the missile was non-explosive and the six training bombs can release smoke so that pilots can see where they land.

© 2017 Associated Press


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