Friday, October 15, 2010

Air base evacuated after live rocket from Afghanistan arrives in mail

Talk about a surprise package. A hangar at Wattisham Airfield had to be evacuated in 2008 after workers opened a package sent by military mail and discovered a live 70mm Flechette rocket in a launcher. Engineers in Afghanistan had posted the launcher, used by Apache attack helicopters, back to Britain without noticing the rocket still inside.

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