View Full Version : Unbelievable...

11-08-2004, 12:59 PM
I think I remember seeing another instance like this a little while back. What's up with these pilots lately?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A National Guard F-16 fighter plane mistakenly fired off 25 rounds of ammunition at the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School in South New Jersey on Wednesday night.

The pilot was meant to fire the rounds some 3 1/2 miles away at a military target range, Lt. Col. Roberta Niedt of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs told reporters in the Jersey shore township's police headquarters.

No one was injured as school was out and a lone custodian was inside the building when the bullets hit.

Damage was minimal as the non-exploding, 20 millimeter bullets left only puncture marks in the school's roof and the asphalt outside the building.

The fighter jet was part of the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard assigned to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

An investigation is being conducted into how the pilot mistook the school, located on Frog Pond Road, for a target range.

LINK (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=9&u=/nm/20041105/od_nm/security_school_dc)

11-08-2004, 01:08 PM
He's damn lucky there were no injuries! I'd yank his license and ground him!

11-08-2004, 01:10 PM
nah he will get a slap on the wrist

11-08-2004, 01:12 PM
It looks like he hit what he was aiming for at least.