Inert military rocket hits Tulsa building

Friday, March 14th 2008, 8:34 am
By: News 9


A military rocket crashed into a Tulsa building late Thursday night, knocking out a nearby apartment wall and power to the apartment complex. 

The incident happened at the Canyon Creek Apartment complex at 51st and Lewis.   

The rocket was discovered when a couple returned to their apartment Thursday night. 

Tulsa Police say the couple found a big hole in a wall and the rocket, some of which was buried in the foundation.  The rocket had knocked out power to the complex. 

Officials say the rocket had a dummy warhead on it and came from an Air National Guard jet.  The pilot thought he had lost the inert rocket over a field in Kansas during a training mission Thursday. 

Tulsa Police say because of the power outage, PSO crews were called to repair the problem. 

Agents from the FBI and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating. 

No one was injured in the incident.

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