Tuesday 28 July 2009

Belgium Bombs Germany

Good lord, the Belgians are late by 60 odd years but ...

Belgian Air Force bombs Germany

The Belgian Air Force accidently dropped a bomb during a practice flight over Germany on Monday. A bomb from an F-16 fighter jet fell into woodland close to the small town of Lastrup in Lower Saxony.

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.


The bomb measured 40 centimetres and weighed eight kilogrammes.

Belgian Air force officials immediately informed their German colleagues about the incident and a team from the German Military Police was sent to the area from the Wilhelmshaven Naval Base.

However, they were unable to locate the bomb.

Children of Lastrup are no doubt being advised not to assume that metallic cylindrical objects in the woods are quirky climbing frames.

H/T Gawain


Anonymous said...

The Belgian Air Force!? That would be Wilf and Henk, then.

Henk: Hef je een bomb, Wilf?
Wilf: Ja, Henk, ik hef een bomb.
Henk: Zie below, Wilf ... Duitsland!
Wilf: Oops ...
Henk: Niet te worry, Wilf, de bomb is niet werking.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Edgar, now I have cleaned my screen of spluttered beverage, great stuff. :-)

Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs said...

Hopefully a practise ordnance!