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Piece from military aircraft crashes down on San Antonio driveway

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Air Force officials confirm a piece from a military aircraft broke off and fell on a northwest-side neighborhood on Thursday before noon. (www.kens5.com) More...

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TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 6
>> He also said his neighbors received orders from the military to not talk about the object.

LOL, good luck with that.
joelwiley
joel wiley 7
It's classified information: TOP SECRET- EMBARRASSMENT

Don't think about that object, don't think about the cordon of officers: That is an ORDER!!!
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Yup...never happened it was all a dream. Local water supply was spiked that day.
smoki
smoki 1
It was a weather balloon that floated over from Roswell NM. Been adrift for years!
tuba
tuba 2
A part falls off a military plane, and the FBI shows up... hmmm...
zcolescott
...piece of the tailcone?
jkudlick
That appears to be what it is. But based upon some of the comments in the article, it seems that USAF has said all they will say.
rwb2112
rwb2112 4
Another local site had a pic of the data plate http://www.ksat.com/image/view/-/21165842/medRes/2/-/maxh/360/maxw/640/-/ir8aj3z/-/resized-plane9-jpg.jpg "aft radome" p/n 17P3A8511-15
Derg
Roland Dent 1
The plate alone would have made decent $$ on ebay. They were lucky they recovered it.
Chrisaviation
Tall cone ?

Thois is bull...
Everyone in his right mind know that it is the hat of the Emperor of Zurkan which got lost when he entered the atmosphere on his flying saucer.
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
This image shows it is part of the tail cone.
http://132.228.182.15/solutions/nemesis/assets/laircm_c17.jpg
LordLayton
Hopefully there was a Gitmo detainee inside it.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Stowaways usually for for the wheel wells.
JaredMaurtua
Jared Maurtua 1
Oh my god! I live on the NW Side!!
hmr4599
Hector Roman 0
Boeing worked on this plane last.
lbhorton
Larry Horton 0
looked like a radome. Air Force hauled it away in the back of what appeared to be a private pickup! One report indicated C17 was flying into San Antonio for maintenance. Sounds like it was over due. Scary part was it landed in a very small backyard and hit a BBQ pit and next to children's toys. Could have been a lot worse instead of a funny story.
clabo
Dunno if it was a private pickup, with the red lightbar up-top.

Writing said

...field
...ement

so it could've been a townie's pickup. No idea what town may be nearby, like Deerfield or whatever, and it could've been "Animal Enforcement" or something like that.

At any rate, I doubt it was Billy Joe Jim Bob's Garage & Bait Shop's pickup. :D
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
Looking at the picture on the website posted above, the lettering on the back window shows Airfield Management. I never heard of it while floating around Air Force bases for 52 years, but, one never knows.

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