Army Black Hawk helo drops ammo box in neighborhood in Miami-Dade

Army Black Hawk helo drops ammo box in neighborhood in Miami-Dade

[Ed. – Provoking the question WTF the helo was doing overflying civilian neighborhoods in northern Miami-Dade during “war games.”]

Miami-Dade Police said an ammunition box that had fallen out of a helicopter was found Friday.

“It was just loud. I guess it was because it was right overhead,” Megan Fallman said of the U.S. Army helicopters over her home along the Miami-Dade/Broward line Wednesday night. “They came right overhead.”

The Blackhawk helicopters were participating in war games, what the Army called routine, low altitude training. But the routine was broken when one of the choppers dropped a bomb-like ammunitions container overboard in Northwest Miami-Dade.

The silver ammo tin and its contents were recovered Thursday. Miami-Dade police would only say the container and ammunition were retrieved safely somewhere in Northwest Miami-Dade, and that it did not strike anyone’s home. …

Wayne Black, of Wayne Black and Associates, a security and weapons expert, told CBS4 News the container that fell from the Army helicopter would have held a thousand rounds of ammunition and would have weighed about 50 pounds.

“The chopper really had to have been sideways with the ammo not secured for this to happen,” Black said in an emailed statement. “Wow.”

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