WASHINGTON - A US military aircraft has “accidentally” dropped a number of training bombs and missiles over the state of Michigan, according to media reports.

The incident happened on October 25, when the unidentified aircraft, belonging to the Air National Guard, took off from Selfridge Base near Detroit, Michigan, and lost the bombs on its way to Camp Grayling training center, the website Military.com reported. The munitions, including six bombs and a missile, were later found in a wooded area near Luzerne. Nobody was injured, according to the report.

Military officials blamed the incident on a mechanical failure. No more details were disclosed in this regard.

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Trumble, director of the Camp Grayling Air Gunnery Range, downplayed the incident, saying such mishaps were “rare.”

According to the Michigan Air National Guard, the missile was non-explosive and did not pose any threats.It was not clear if the bombs were operational. The force only said that it was able to locate them by activating a smoke mechanism that allows pilots to track the bombs when they fall.

In another accident involving military aircraft, a US Air Force KC-10 Extender air tanker lost its refueling boom during an exercise over the state of Idaho on Tuesday.

 A Boeing KC-10 Extender air tanker stretches its boom to refuel an F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

The aircraft, which belonged to the 60th Air Mobility Wing based at Travis Air Force Base, California, made an emergency landing after the mishap. Nobody was injured in that incident either.

The Extender can carry more than 356,000 pounds [178 tons] of fuel in its six tanks and is capable of delivering fuel at a maximum rate of 1,100 gallons [4163 liters] per minute.