A two-acre lot between two residences became the unexpected landing site for a U.S. Army Humvee dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-17 plane on Wednesday.
The Humvee made what officials are calling a premature landing in the rural neighborhood outside of Fort Bragg, N.C.
Tom McCollum, a spokesman for Fort Bragg, said the Army’s Operational Test Command was testing a new “heavy load platform” when the landing occurred and there were no injuries, ABC reported.
"Everything went as planned except for the early release,” McCollum said.
The vehicle should have landed at Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, about a mile away from the neighborhood in Harnett County, N.C.
A journalist covering Fort Bragg for the Fayetteville Observer said that police were preventing the media from taking photographs of the damaged vehicle.
“Police from @FtBraggNC are trying to block media from taking photos of the damaged Humvee. They are arguing that the media cannot take photos of ‘federal property,’” Drew Brooks tweeted.
Police from @FtBraggNC are trying to block media from taking photos of the damaged Humvee.— Drew Brooks (@DrewBrooks) October 24, 2018
They are arguing that the media cannot take photos of "federal property."
Spokesman for the U.S. Army’s Operation Test Command Michael Novogradac said that the incident is under investigation.
“A load of some kind was released early and we’re looking into how it happened,” Novogradac said.