The mayors of many towns have just been contacted by the air force to ask them to report any bomb discovery.
A major military exercise began on September 13 in the region, a Mirage 2000 that left the Cazaux air base (Gironde) and belonging to the Nancy military base, lost “a replica bomb from its fuselage.
It’s a replica bomb of about 40 kg, in the shape of a “blue cylinder, which measures 1.90 m long” but which is inert and does not risk exploding.
The French Air Force specifies that “If you find it, you are asked, especially for the purposes of investigations, not to touch anything and to contact the nearest authority. The goal being to arrive to determine the circumstances of this incident.
The mayor of Hostens, concerned by the search area, was contacted by representatives of the French Air Force. “The bomb may have fallen in the ocean or in the middle of the forest, it is not certain that it will be found one day”.