Fighter jet strafes New Jersey school
Friday, November 5, 2004
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, New Jersey (AP) -- The target was an object on the ground well within the confines of the Warren Grove firing range, a 2,400-acre scrub pine expanse used by the military to train pilots in bombing and strafing techniques.
But when the heavy gun in the left wing of an Air National Guard F-16 fighter jet fired Wednesday night, it sent 25 rounds of 20mm ammunition smashing through the roof and zinging off the asphalt parking lot of the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School 3 1/2 miles from the range.
Military investigators are trying to determine how it could have happened.
Oops! Maybe the military investigators will want to start with asking why the Air National Guard practices strafing runs in the middle of the night, from 7,000 feet and why the hell the pilot was nowhere near the range.
Kinda glad I don't live anywhere near a military base (that I know of...)