Today's award goes to a hapless crewman aboard a South Korean P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.
The Navy said one of its P-3CK four-engine anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft reported dropping three Harpoon missiles, a torpedo and depth charges while on a routine mission over the East Sea.
"One of the plane's crew mistakenly touched the emergency weapons release switch at around 6:10 a.m.," an official source said. The weapons fell into waters 30 miles east of Yangyang on the country's northeastern coast.
"There was one fishing boat in the area but it sustained no damage," he said.
There's more at the link.
If the plane was near or over the fishing boat at the time, I imagine the fishermen needed a change of underwear! I daresay the offending aircrew member did too, after getting back to base and being royally reamed out for discarding weapons that, in total, will cost well into seven figures to replace. Not a career-enhancing move, that . . .