Apache helicopter drops missile over Texas
May 19, 2012 | 19 comments
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A military chopper accidentally dropped a training missile near the town of Killeen in central Texas.
Up to 100 homes had to be evacuated but luckily nobody was hurt, the missile turned out to be inactive and was being used for training purposes by simulating a real Hellfire missile. An explosives disposal team was still called to the scene as a precaution to retrieve the device.
"Killeen Police Department responded and located the object which was impaled into the surface of the ground," the army said in a statement. "Officials immediately cordoned off the area." An investigation in to how the helicopter managed to drop the missile in the first place is ongoing.
A US Army Apache helicopter accidentally dropped an inactive missile over central Texas, forcing dozens of homes to be evacuated.
Source: Yahoo! News
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