F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Misawa F-16 dumps practise bomb in sea

September 23, 2005 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Yesterday at 0915h, a USAF F-16 dumped a concrete practise bomb (907 kg) in the sea about 24-28 km from Rokkashomura, a Japanese village.

USAF F-16C block 50 #92901 is the flagship of the Misawa based 35 FW [USAF photo]

The jet belonged to the 35th Fighter Wing, based at Misawa AB, in the Aomori Prefecture. No ground or surface damage reported.

In the morning of the 22nd September, the pilot unsuccessfully tried to launch the bomb in the Misawa Bombing Range, near Rokkashomura.

A bit later, he dumped the bomb beyond the 8 km (from land) border of the bombing range.