Great Barrier Reef Hit by Four US Jet Bombs


Great Barrier Reef Hit by Four US Jet Bombs

21 Jul 2103 Two American fighter jets dropped four bombs on the Great Barrier Reef after a training exercise went wrong, it has emerged. US officials said the pilots of two AV-8B Harrier jets were forced to jettison the unarmed devices on Tuesday because both aircrafts were running low on fuel and could not land with the bombs on board. The pilots intended to drop the munitions on a designated bombing range on Townshend Island but aborted the mission when controllers reported the area was not clear of hazards. Instead, they jettisoned two bombs from each aircraft on the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast of Queensland state.

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Masters in Computer Science. Studies in Journalism and Law Enforcement, 56, married, black, living in south western Ohio
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