Army Soldiers Escape SUV During F-16 Strafing In Utah

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Two Army soldiers were inside an SUV that was destroyed when an F-16 fired upon it at a training range in Utah last week. The two were able to escape with minor injuries. It was unclear whether the vehicle was hit by the jet's 20-mm cannon fire or if it crashed after the soldiers jumped out, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. The soldiers were taking part in a night training exercise at the Utah Test and Training Range. Live air-to-ground exercises are often practiced at the range, the Tribune said, and can involve firing on abandoned vehicles.

It was not clear if the Army soldiers were in an area where they were not supposed to be, or if the jet pilot fired on the wrong target. Both soldiers were treated and have reported back to duty.