F-16 Fighter Fires At School In New Jersey

#1
http://www.nbc10.com/news/3890831/detail.html

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. -- A National Guard F-16 fighter jet on a nighttime training mission Wednesday fired 25 rounds of ammunition that tore through an intermediate school. No one was injured.

The military is investigating the incident that damaged Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School shortly after 11 p.m.

Police were called to the area when a custodian heard what sounded like someone running across the roof of the school. The custodian was the only person in the school at the time.

Police Chief Mark Siino on Thursday said police officers noticed punctures in the roof. Ceiling tiles had fallen into classrooms and there were scratch marks in the asphalt outside the building.

The 2-inch long bullets are made of lead and do not explode, said Col. Brian Webster, commander of the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard.

It was unclear why the shots were fired, Webster said.
Was there a wedding in the vicinity?
 
#2
PartTimePongo said:
http://www.nbc10.com/news/3890831/detail.html

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. -- A National Guard F-16 fighter jet on a nighttime training mission Wednesday fired 25 rounds of ammunition that tore through an intermediate school. No one was injured.

The military is investigating the incident that damaged Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School shortly after 11 p.m.

Police were called to the area when a custodian heard what sounded like someone running across the roof of the school. The custodian was the only person in the school at the time.

Police Chief Mark Siino on Thursday said police officers noticed punctures in the roof. Ceiling tiles had fallen into classrooms and there were scratch marks in the asphalt outside the building.

The 2-inch long bullets are made of lead and do not explode, said Col. Brian Webster, commander of the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard.

It was unclear why the shots were fired, Webster said.
Was there a wedding in the vicinity?
No, just some British tourists.
 
#6
ViroBono said:
Corporal said:
ViroBono said:
Perhaps the pilot mistook the school for a British AFV...
If he did, I want to know why he missed.
He was probably in a hurry to get home and change out his flying suit into his new USAF blue-on-blue combats...
No excuse. Give him extra duty for the next 6 months, taking target practice at the Union Jack. Pitiful!
 
#7
The pilot of the single-seat jet was supposed to fire at a target on the ground three and half miles away from school on the Warren Grove firing range, Webster said.
The range is 3 and a half miles away, at 500 MPH and 7000 feet up you would think the target would be further away. 8O
 
#8
Police investigation later determined the school had been flying a union flag and had a big bright orange panel on the roof.
 
#10
maybe they do need all their automatic weapons to defend themselves from a hostile government?
 
#11
Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School Principle Cyrus B Slackjaw turns up for work in the school's new uniform

 
#15
ViroBono said:
BlackHand said:
Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School Principle Cyrus B Slackjaw turns up for work in the school's new uniform
First lesson: Spelling

H - A - R - B - O - U - R
Read the article, the place is called Little Egg Harbor, not Little Egg Harbour, you can't expect the yanks to spell their town names in Queens English-ya fool. :lol:
 
#16
Corporal said:
ViroBono said:
Corporal said:
ViroBono said:
Perhaps the pilot mistook the school for a British AFV...
If he did, I want to know why he missed.
He was probably in a hurry to get home and change out his flying suit into his new USAF blue-on-blue combats...
No excuse. Give him extra duty for the next 6 months, taking target practice at the Union Jack. Pitiful!
:twisted: CNUT!

All in good humour, Cpl...
 
#17
STAB_in_the_dark said:
Corporal said:
ViroBono said:
Corporal said:
ViroBono said:
Perhaps the pilot mistook the school for a British AFV...
If he did, I want to know why he missed.
He was probably in a hurry to get home and change out his flying suit into his new USAF blue-on-blue combats...
No excuse. Give him extra duty for the next 6 months, taking target practice at the Union Jack. Pitiful!
:twisted: CNUT!

All in good humour, Cpl...
I find nothing funny about poor marksmanship. :wink:
 
#18
The 2-inch long bullets are made of lead and do not explode, said Col. Brian Webster, commander of the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard.
Oh, that'll be alright, then!

Cnut!
 

Unknown_Quantity

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#19
Try that around the redneck parts of the states and the F16 would have been blown out of the sky in short order.
 

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