The Air Force is investigating after a plane on Thursday accidentally fired a rocket into the desert about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.
The Air Force stated that the aircraft was an A-10C Thunderbolt II, known as the Warthog, "inadvertently launched an M-156 rocket" at about 10:40 am while on a training mission.
No injuries or damages reported immediately.
Air Force say M-156, which shoots white phosphorus smoke to help mark targets and start fires, descended into a desert flush about 60 miles northeast of Tucson in an uninhabited area under the Jackal military operations zone. air-to-air and night training missions for Davis-Montana and
"This training area is not designed to release ammunition," says the Air Force.
The Warthog was assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron on the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Montana in Tucson. [1