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M-156 rocket accidentally released by A-10 during training mission

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 08:40:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The U.S. Air Force says a rocket was accidentally released and made impact in a desert wash during a routine training mission Thursday morning.

Officials say an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th Wing unintentionally released the rocket at around 10:40 a.m..

The rocket made impact in an area under the Jackal Military Operations Area, which is about 60 miles northeast of Tucson. The U.S. Air Force says this area is not designated for munitions release.

No injuries, damages or fires were reported. The incident is under investigation.