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May 16, 2012

Army Helicopter Accidentally Drops Missile Over Texas

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A Virginia Guard Blackhawk helicopter on a training mission near Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Va. Department of Military Affairs)

A US Army helicopter accidentally dropped a missile over Central Texas Tuesday evening, forcing 100 homes to be evacuated.

No one was hurt when the missile gouged a hole, several feet deep, in the middle of a field, the Associated Press reported.

It wasn’t until ordnance technicians from nearby Fort Hood arrived and examined the missile that it was determined to be a training model without active explosives onboard.

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