Candy drop was real knockout

May 16, 1991|By Assoiciated Press

TROY, IDAHO * — TROY, Idaho (AP) -- A 20-pound bag of candy dropped fro an airplane during a class field trip missed its mark and struck a 12-year-old girl, knocking her unconscious, and then hit another girl.

About 350 children were on the field trip at the Spring Valley Reservoir, east of Troy, when the accident happened. During lunch, a pilot was scheduled to drop the duffel bag full of candy in the parking lot alongside the reservoir. He missed by 100 yards, striking the girls.

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