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on July 21, 2013 in World News

U.S jets drop four BOMBS on Great Barrier Reef

U.S jets drop four BOMBS on Great Barrier Reef after fuel emergency in training exercise Two Marine jets dropped four 500lb bombs on the Great Barrier Reef this week after a fuel emergency meant they could not land while carrying the weapons. The AV-8B Harriers, part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, had been taking part in a training exercise when the pilots realized they were running low on fuel. Each Harrier was forced to drop two bombs on the UNESCO world heritage site, although there was no risk of them exploding, according to defense officials. Emergency: Two Harrier jets,… View Article

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