A dumb move with a smart bomb

May 15, 2008 4:39:40 AM PDT
Officials are investigating what looks like a dumb move with a smart bomb.

They're trying to determine how a Navy jet fighter from Virginia dropped a 500-pound laser-guided bomb a mile off target.

The miss sparked a wildfire in the Ocala National Forest in Florida.

According to the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, about 150 acres burned after an F/A-18 Super Hornet dropped the bomb that landed outside the target range

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U.S. Forest Service fire management officer Mike Drayton tells the Ocala Star Banner no structures were damaged and no one was hurt in the blaze.


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