Let's hope they recover that little gem for safety's sake if nothing else.Yeah, it is starting to look like the 3 weekend shootdowns could all have been "totally benign objects". However, no debris has been recovered from any of the objects.
"Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley Acknowledged the first Sidewinder missile that was fired on Sunday missed and insisted it “landed harmlessly” in the water. Each Sidewinder missile costs over $450,000."
White House: Three Objects the US Shot Down Could Have Been 'Totally Benign' - News From Antiwar.comAfter days of hype, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday that the three unidentified objects shot down by the US military could have been “totally benign” balloons. “One thing we have to consider, and we believe the intelligence community is considering as an explanation, is that these could...news.antiwar.com
There are still safety areas marked on nav charts as "Military Training Area" on several parts of the great lakes due to "potential for un-exploded ordnance".
Those go back to WWII.