Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tomahawk missile crashes in bayou

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – A Navy Tomahawk missile fired from a submarine off the southern tip of Florida aborted before completing its mission and crashed in Hogtown Bayou in Choctawhatchee Bay Tuesday. There were no injuries or property damage, but WALA-TV reports that a fisherman said he saw the missile come down 50 to 100 yards from his boat. The unarmed missile's flight path in the routine test mission was coordinated with the Federal Aviation Agency to avoid residential and commercial areas. The Navy is investigating the cause of flight termination near Eglin. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, WALA-TV, WEAR-TV, 04/19/16)