Friday, May 24, 2013

Whiteman AFB says one of its fighter jets cut power line crossing Stockton Lake

BONA, Mo. -- Officials at Whiteman Air Force Base confirm it was one of their fighter jets that clipped and broke a power line crossing Stockton Lake.

It happened Wednesday afternoon near Bona in northeastern Dade County.

Danielle Johnston, a public affairs officer with the Air Force Reserve's 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman says two pilots were conducting low-altitude training flights over the lake in their A-10 Thunderbolt "Warthogs," when one of the jets flew too close to a power line and broke it.,0,1086593.story