KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — About 100 homes in a Central Texas neighborhood 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 the missile fell harmlessly into a field. She says 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 examined the missile and determined it 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.