- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a B-52 bomber dropped an engine over western North Dakota.

The Minot Air Force Base says the engine fell off the plane during a training mission Wednesday. KFGO-AM (http://bit.ly/2j8rAJo ) reports the bomber was not carrying weapons and no one was hurt.

The Air Force says the engine fell in the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge, a remote area about 25 miles northeast of the Minot air base.

The cause is being investigated.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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