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Military Jet Clips Power Lines Over Stockton Lake

U.S. Air Force file photo Photo: Image by Senior Airman Cody Ramirez

Military Jet Clips Power Lines Over Stockton Lake

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED May 23, 2013

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) - A low-flying military jet from a western Missouri Air Force base clipped several power lines, but officials said no injuries were reported.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the A-10 Thunderbolt military jet from Whiteman Air Force base hit several power lines crossing Stockton Lake on Wednesday afternoon.

A-10 Thunderbolts are single-seat, twin-engine attack jets. Danielle Johnston, spokeswoman for the Air Force Reserve's 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman, said the plane hit the power lines near the unincorporated town of Bona, which is about 30 miles northwest of Springfield.

The jet clipped the lines where they cross the southeast arm of Stockton Lake. Crews have been working to mark the area with buoys to keep boaters away from submerged power lines.

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting