Norwegian F-16 fighter jet accidentally machine-guns control tower with three officers inside during training
PUBLISHED: 10:45 GMT, 24 April 2016 | UPDATED: 07:52 GMT, 25 April 2016
A Norwegian fighter jet mistakenly machine-gunned a control tower with three officers inside during target practice earlier this month, the military said Sunday.
The pilot of the F-16 had been instructed to fire at a simulated target some 550 yards away, but accidentally hit the lookout tower with a hail of bullets.
All three officers who were inside the tower escaped unharmed, but the tower suffered some damages, The Norwegian Air Force said.
Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway's west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon.
The M61 Vulcan cannon is capable of firing up to 100 rounds-a-second.
Air Force spokesman Maj. Stian Roen said the incident occurred shortly after midnight on April 13.
Roen said Sunday that the aircraft was supposed to fire at a simulated target on the airfield some 500 meters (550 yards) away but that 'something went wrong.'
The lookout tower was slightly damaged by the gunfire, he said.
Roen said he couldn't give further details pending the outcome of an investigation by a special commission.
In a similar incident in 2009, F-16s fired in error on the same tower, with at least one round piercing the structure, but again no-one was injured.
It's not the only incident of an F-16 misfiring. In 2014 a Dutch fighter jet accidentally strafed the control tower at the Vliehors range on the island of Vlieland, north of Amsterdam, during a training flight.
During the incident, several live rounds from the aircraft's 20mm cannon caused minor damage to the tower. Two controllers who were inside the building at the moment of the attack were not injured.
Apa Pilot keliru identifikasi target ato informasi target yang salah sebut....
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