Oops. Training missile part falls off Navy jet

Friday - 4/22/2011, 6:46am EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Navy is investigating an incident in which a training missile part fell off a fighter jet and hit an unoccupied pickup truck in Virginia Beach.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the vehicle sustained minimal damage and the aircraft wasn't damaged.

Naval Air Force Atlantic says the F/A-18 Hornet was returning to Oceana Naval Air Station from a routine mission Thursday when a wing from the training missile fell off. The missile wasn't carrying live explosives.

The Navy didn't identify the pilot, who wasn't injured.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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