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Old 11-04-2004, 17:27   #1 (permalink)
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Friendly Fire

Now you've all heard of friendly fire, but this is ridiculous



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

The pilot was meant to fire the rounds some 4.82km 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, 20mm 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.
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Old 11-04-2004, 17:34   #2 (permalink)
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Oh that's bad!
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Old 11-04-2004, 18:34   #3 (permalink)
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/me runs and hides as he hears a plane overhead

It shows that fighter jets weren't built idiot proof.
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Re: Friendly Fire

I'm sure there is a perfectly reasnoble reason for this..

Say for example... a kid that always wants a day off school paints a giant target on top of the roof of the building 'hoping' one day that a plane bombs it..
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Old 11-04-2004, 18:43   #5 (permalink)
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wow thats a big mistake to make.
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Old 11-04-2004, 19:09   #6 (permalink)
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only in America
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At least the Canadians only broke the sound barrier in the middle of the city (Quebec? or maybe Toronto) performing a flyby along the river during an airshow smashing every window
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Old 11-04-2004, 20:13   #8 (permalink)
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maybe he went to school there as a kid
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Old 11-04-2004, 20:26   #9 (permalink)
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sounds like there's a whole flock of idiots in this world who think they own it and don't use their brain ..
I would hate to of heard the consequences if there had of been school that day ..
good luck in an air fight if ya gunna mistake a school for training ground ..
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The worst thing about that story is how bad it could have been, just imagine he had hit a kid..... that would have been tragic
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