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Maryland Eastern Shore Bar Gets Bombed

The Middle River-based jet that dropped the inert device has been grounded. There was no explosion and all bar patrons were spared.

The Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River.
The Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River.
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.

The jet from the 104th Fighter Squadron in the 175th Wing was returning from a training mission Thursday night when the mishap occurred, according to an Associated Press report.


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.
Steve September 02, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Not unheard of. I worked them for 5 years in Arizona. Sh!t happens, it was inert, no chance of fire. Glad no one was hurt from the impact thouigh
Johnny Yuma September 04, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Dundalk Donnie... Spoken like a true Delta Bravo.

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