Training missile drops in Killeen, nobody hurt

May 16, 2012 7:03:39 AM PDT
About 100 Central Texas homes had to be evacuated when a 6-foot inactive training missile accidentally fell from a military helicopter.

Killeen police spokesman Carroll Smith said Wednesday that nobody was hurt and Fort Hood has taken over the investigation.

Smith says a witness saw something fall from a military helicopter around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Ordinance technicians from Fort Hood who were dispatched to the field determined the missile was not active. The equipment left a hole, several feet deep, in the ground.

Smith says evacuees were allowed back into their homes within an hour of the incident.

A spokesman for the post did not immediately return a message Wednesday from The Associated Press.