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Comment: Re:This one only "crashed" (Score 1) 258

by BubbaDave (#45422187) Attached to: Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

1. Do you know how rarely aircraft fly with live air to ground ordinance in US air space? Live fire practice is actually pretty rare and the bad PR of an F-16 fully loaded with bombs crashing into a shopping mall is very hight.

Actually, they do it all the time in the restricted airspace ranges.
The live-fire range at Ft. Drum is/was used by F-16s, A-10s, B-52s, Reapers, etc etc.

When the F16s flew out of Syracuse they would fly to Ft. Drum and load live armaments there.

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