An A-10 Warthog jet operating out of the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River has reportedly been grounded after accidentally dropping a practice bomb on an Eastern Shore tavern's parking lot. No one was injured.
A customer at Darlene's Tavern in Sudlersville reported that the practice bomb created a 3-foot deep hole in the parking lot.
“I walked out looking to find something that would have ignited (and) when I walked out, the hole was so deep and wide and everything that I called out everyone to look at it,” Lena Hartlove, co-owner of Darlene's along with her fiance, Richard Reny, told MyEasternShoreMD.com.
Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Charles Kohler told the AP that an electronic failure may be to blame and the aircraft has been grounded during an investigation.