Officials say the P-3 Orion had just taken off from Jacksonville Naval Air Station Friday morning when the 3-foot-long, 40-pound cylinder fell more than 500 feet.
The device went through the roof of a Mandarin house, landing next to a bed. Resident Marwan Saman says his daughter had just gotten out of that bed about a half hour earlier.
The Navy sent an explosives demolition team to retrieve the buoy. No injuries were reported, and the Navy was making arrangements to pay for the damage.
A P-3 can carry dozens of the devices to help track submarines. It’s possible a malfunctioning launch tube caused the plane to drop a buoy Friday morning.
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Mind if the US Navy drops in? So, are these buoys explosive? I guess they just sent the explosives team because they don’t really have a buoy retrieval from a girl’s bedroom team.