The sky looked like that in Kansas yesterday also. I slid my 250 to a stop to watch four bombers flying like ducks in a row as they approached the Smokey Hills Bombing Range. They didnít take long to cover about 40 miles from where I first saw them. They drop down out of sight when they make their bombing run, then circle around to do it again.
In July 2006, a bomber dropped nine bombs in Kanopolis Lake.
July 20 - Visitors at a Kansas lake are caught off guard by what seems like a military attack. It happened Wednesday in Ellsworth County at the Kanopolis Lake. The U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped practice bombs in the lake.
Sixteen-year-old Corey Armstrong of Salina witnessed the incident. Armstrong was visiting the lake Wednesday afternoon with some friends when he saw a B-52 fly over and drop the bombs.
Park Manager Rick Martin says no one was on the lake at the time. Martin says the bombs fell far enough away from the beach that no one was ever in any danger.
The U.S. Air Force dropped nine 500-pound practice bombs filled with concrete instead of explosives. They weren't supposed to fall on the lake. The B-52 was flying out of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisianna. It was on a practice bombing run, heading to the nearby Smoky Hills bombing range in Saline County operated by the Kansas Air National Guard.
It's not yet known why the B-52 missed its target. The Kansas Air National Guard is investigating the incident.