Ordnance detonated at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – People in Klamath Falls may have heard a small explosion Wednesday morning shortly after 11:am coming from Kingsley Field.

Master Sergeant Jennifer Shirar of the Oregon Air National Guard explained, “Yesterday, during a routine flight, one of our F-15’s experienced what we call a ‘hung flare’.”

When a flare doesn’t fire, it’s considered armed and hazardous.

A crew from Beale Air Force Base was called in to dispose of the flare.

“They came out, took it out to the munitions area, where there’s a space for storing those sort of things,” Said Shirar. “And they basically blew it up.”

Crews had to blow up a similar device on February 8th, and some neighbors were caught by surprise.

Master Sergeant Shirar notes the base made notifications this time.  “We wanted to make sure everyone was aware what was going on, that it was routine and nothing to worry about.”


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