A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Air Force for the return of a box of grenade rounds that accidently dropped on a North Dakota road from a vehicle driven by an airman from the 91st Missile Wing Security Forces team, The Washington Post is reporting.
The vehicle was traveling between two intercontinental ballistic missile sites on May 1 when the back hatch of the vehicle opened and the container of explosive ammunition fell out. The security forces of the 91st Missile Wing are responsible for guarding the intercontinental missile silos that Minot Air Force Base oversees.
More than 100 airmen searched the six-mile route, but have been unable to locate the grenades, according to the newspaper.
The container had a belt of linked grenades for an MK 19 automatic grenade launcher, Sheriff Kenneth Halvorson told the Post.
“This ammunition is specific to that launcher and will not operate in any other launching device without catastrophic failure,” he said.
The Air Force does not consider the incident a criminal matter.
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