It’s Raining Military Humvees In North Carolina

A town in North Carolina got a pretty big surprise when a military Humvee fell from the sky after a passing Air Force plane accidentally dropped it.

By karlibenoit on October 25, 2018
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First they had frogs falling from the sky, and now there are Air Force and military Humvees dropping from above. A Humvee landed in someone’s backyard after an Air Force carrier dropped it.

Nobody was injured, and it simply landed in a rural, wooded area in North Carolina. It’s near Fort Bragg, NC, where the Army and Air Force have a sort of shared base. The Humvee was dropped out of a passing C-17 aircraft, but didn’t just plummet to the ground, luckily. The vehicle was equipped with 3 parachutes, and all three of them deployed as intended. It just happened over the wrong target, which was around 7 miles from the intended drop zone. No property was damaged in the drop, and nobody was injured.

The reason for the drop was due to a test, or at least that’s what they’re saying. The Air Force was testing some new equipment related to dropping supplies. Tom McCollum is a spokesperson for Fort Bragg, and he says “Everything went as planned except for the early release.” Clearly, very early. We’re going to go ahead and assume that the test failed. Mr. McCollum added that the incident is still under investigation. Hopefully they figure out what went wrong, we can’t have military Humvees just falling out of the skies, here. See some more information over here.

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