2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:31:51 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT, MUNITIONS: El Centro (CA) range incident
Navy officials continue to warn of danger on bomb ranges

Imperial Valley Press (CA)
April 29, 2010 1:01 AM PDT

PLASTER CITY — The U.S. Navy continues to warn people of the danger of being on a bombing range after a truck came within 2,000 feet of one of the targets and was hit with a practice bomb Saturday.

Student and instructor pilots from Kingsville, Texas, were training Saturday morning with T-45 Goshawks, training jets, out at the site north of here, said Cmdr. T. Robinette, operations officer for Naval Air Facility El Centro. One of the pilots dropped a 25-pound inert training round, which landed no more than 200 feet from the target.

After it hit the ground the ordnance skipped about 2,000 feet and hit a truck between its front fender and wheel, he said. No one was injured, and the car was drivable afterward.


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