The US Air Force has mislaid a field of grenades and needs them again.
An armored field containing the grenade rounds fell off the again of a truck and may very well be mendacity about someplace within the countryside of North Dakota.
A US Air Force spokesperson informed VICE Information. “It’s looking for the general public’s assist to make sure the protected return of the ammunition.”
The explosive cache went lacking on Might 1 because the 91st Missile Wing Safety Forces traveled from Minot Air Pressure Base. In keeping with North Dakota’s Bismarck Tribune, the high-caliber explosive rounds are thought to have fallen off a automobile someplace west of town of Parshall because the unit moved between bases.
Held in a protected container, the lethal rounds belong to an MK19 machine gun and launcher. The MK19 has been utilized by the US Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan to destroy gentle armor automobiles and enemy positions.
The gun, usually mounted on a tripod, can hearth off 40 rounds per minute at a distance of two,212 meters. The lacking munitions field is inexperienced in shade and is roughly 18 by 6 by 10 inches. A US$5,000 reward has been supplied by the US armed forces for info resulting in the cargo’s protected return.
“We hope to get contacted by somebody quickly with info that results in the can’s return,” mentioned Air Pressure Lt Col Jamie Humphries, of Minot Air Pressure Base.
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Additional info launched by the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Workplace reveals the ammunition, which may very well be harmful if broken or taken from a sealed container, was misplaced round 76th Avenue Northwest. The highway cuts by areas of lake and marsh land in a rural a part of the Nice Plains state.