Dummy Bomb Part Hits Truck

A large piece of a BDU-33 dummy bomb struck a truck Wednesday that was traveling south on a major Las Vegas strip near Nellis AFB, Nev. The driver was shaken but not hurt in the accident, which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. local time, according to several local news reports. Apparently the 25-pound practice bomb, which carries no explosives, fell off an aircraft flying at about 1,200 feet over Nellis, Las Vegas’ KLAS-TV news station reported Oct. 15. The bomb then landed on the base and broke into pieces, one of which then bounced up and flew onto Las Vegas Boulevard off the base, striking the truck, the Las Vegas Sun reported late Wednesday. It was unclear whether pilot or mechanical error caused the bomb to fall. The Air Force is investigating the incident. In March, a BDU-33 fell off of an F-16 that was flying over Tulsa, Okla., en route to a training range in Kansas and ripped into an apartment complex in the city, damaging the building, but injuring no one.