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Fisherman Snags Live Missile In Gulf  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Looks like maybe this should have been the one that got away...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090609/ap_on_re_us/us_missile_hooked

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User currently offlineKingairta From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

The scary part is that wasn't the only missle he pulled in.

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Can't say I blame them for not canceling a ten day fishing trip with the price of gas nowadays, but I hope they at least kept the missile pointed outward on their boat, you know, in case in it's "unstable" state it suddenly decided to light off like one of those Chinese made Roman Candles you used to shoot at your friends with!

User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3647 times:



Quoting AirRyan (Reply 2):
Can't say I blame them for not canceling a ten day fishing trip with the price of gas nowadays, but I hope they at least kept the missile pointed outward on their boat, you know, in case in it's "unstable" state it suddenly decided to light off like one of those Chinese made Roman Candles you used to shoot at your friends with!

And if the thing went off during his fishing trip he (provided he survived) or his family would be looking for a lawyer to try and sue the USAF. Only in America.  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Tell me he at least took the precaution of putting it in a dinghy or something and towing it...but somehow I expect this was not the case.

User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Quoting GST (Reply 4):
Tell me he at least took the precaution of putting it in a dinghy or something and towing it...but somehow I expect this was not the case.


From the photo it looks to be a Sidewinder.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525530,00.html

If it had gone off, he certainly would have been a contender for a Darwin Award.  bigthumbsup 

[Edited 2009-06-09 09:43:29]


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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Question would be had it gone off would we have ever known why the boat disapeared?

User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

Latest news is that

The air force later said that it was a telemetry missile that carried no explosives, but turned down Mr Solomon's request to keep his unusual catch as a souvenir.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8092463.stm

but I suppose they would say that, wouldn't they?



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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

I saw a video clip on CNN that I was able to see the whole missle. It was an AIM-9X


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