A Norwegian F-16 guns a control tower by mistake

A F-16 of the Norwegian Air Force on a training exercise has mistakenly machine-gunned a control tower with three officers inside, who were not hurt, the military said on Sunday.

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The F-16 was taking part in a mock attack to the uninhabited island of Tarva, off of Norway’s west coast, when it opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon, capable of schooling up to 100 rounds/second.

A hail of bullets hit the tower in the incident, happened on the night of April 12. Nobody was injured and an investigation has been opened.


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