2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 18 Jul 2002 22:19:49 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Air Force apologizes for practice bombs
July 18, 2002

Air Force apologizes for practice bombs 

By Chris Roberts
Associated Press 

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. ? The pilot of a stealth fighter who 
inadvertently dropped three 25-pound practice bombs in or near towns in 
rural West Texas and southern New Mexico was targeting trash bins and 
other structures in a ?camera attack,? the pilot?s wing commander said 
?For us, this is not the way we do business, and we?re very disappointed 
it happened,? said Brig. Gen. Marc Rogers, commander of the 49th Fighter 
Wing at Holloman.

The pilot, who is grounded during an investigation, did not know there 
were practice bombs aboard the F-117A Nighthawk, he said.

The bombs crashed into a home in Monahans, Texas, and landed near roads 
in Pecos, Texas, and Maljimar in southern New Mexico. No one was 

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