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F-16 fires on SUV while training at Hill AFB

Apr. 14, 2008 - 09:13PM   |   Last Updated: Apr. 14, 2008 - 09:13PM  |  
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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two soldiers in a sport utility vehicle escaped when an F-16 fighter jet opened fire and destroyed the SUV during a night training exercise in Utah.

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two soldiers in a sport utility vehicle escaped when an F-16 fighter jet opened fire and destroyed the SUV during a night training exercise in Utah.

A Hill Air Force Base spokeswoman says the soldiers suffered minor injuries when they jumped out of the vehicle at the Utah Test and Training Range. They were not hit by any of the 20 mm rounds fired by the pilot on April 8.

The SUV was in part of the range where the Air Force uses live ammunition in mock combat. Lt. Beth Woodward says it was not clear whether the soldiers were supposed to be in the area when the pilot fired.

Air Force investigators have closed part of the range as they investigate the incident.

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