It is an extremely rare incident.

The Air and Space Army is contacting several municipalities in Gironde and Landes this weekend, to report that a Mirage 2000 that left from the Cazaux base (Gironde) lost last Thursday around 3 p.m. “An exercise load that accidentally got loose from its fuselage,” revealed

Sud Ouest on

Friday.

The Air Force specifies that the machine is inert, and that it has the shape of a "blue cylinder, is 10 cm in diameter and measures 1.90 meters long".

It weighs 40 kg.

Shooting campaign on the Captieux field

This incident took place while a military exercise has been underway for several days in the region.

The 3rd fighter squadron is deployed on the BA120 of Cazaux in order to carry out an air-to-ground firing campaign, and as such, more than 70 bombs must be used on the Captieux firing range.

The detachment is made up of nine Mirage 2000 D.

Since September 13 and until September 24, the 3rd #chasse squadron is deployed on the BA120 of Cazaux in order to carry out an air-to-ground firing campaign.

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- Air and Space Army (@Armee_de_lair) September 22, 2021

According to

Sud Ouest

, the Army asks the municipalities not to “touch anything” if the bomb is found, and to contact the nearest gendarmerie.

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