I never knew of this nuclear accident in Arkansas that happened in a silo

Discussion in 'Past & Historical Events' started by Creepy Green Light, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Creepy Green Light

    Creepy Green Light I'd rather not care than to be aware

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    I think this was around 1980. I watched the documentary on it and was blown away by what exactly happened. The fact that it exploded & what prefaces & comes after the explosion is amazing IMO;

     
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  2. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    in 1961 a,B 52 almost crashed only one switch prevented Goldsbough from being erased from the map. 10K dead and 80 injured. we came that close.. 220px-Goldsboro_Mk_39_Bomb_1-close-up.jpeg Actually Good Road Marker.jpeg north-carolina-nuke-accident.jpg Actually Good Road Marker.jpeg north-carolina-nuke-accident.jpg
     
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  3. Sheltie

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    I remember when this happened. It was pretty damn scary.

    About a year later the Navy had a horrible disaster on the USS Nimitz where a plane crashed on the landing deck killing at least 14 and injuring at least 48. I don't know all the details but I heard they ran tests and found that most of the crew on the plane was stoned at the time of the crash.
     
  4. Creepy Green Light

    Creepy Green Light I'd rather not care than to be aware

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    Not surprising. When I was in (1990-1995) I knew people that smoked weed. One of them ended up getting kicked out of the Navy for it (after about 6 or 7 years he finally got caught). Back then I'm sure they would give you a slap on the wrist, but the era I was in (and including present time) it's a zero tolerance policy. Caught once and you are thrown out. However, the old timers used to tell me stories on how every night they'd go to the fantail of the ship and get baked. They made it sound like it was rampant and constant (which I believe). With that being said, it's amazing there weren't more mishaps/deaths.
     
  5. humanoidlord

    humanoidlord ce3 researcher

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    those broken arrow accidents are scary, quite a shame they aren't common knowledge
     
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  6. baleeber

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    I was a kid when that happened and we live close enough we would have been in the blast zone if it had gone off. Now wikipedia says they found the warhead the next morning, but I remember it wasn't found right away. I somehow remember it being a couple weeks (or maybe just days) until it was found. Also, it says that it was a socket that fell, but my brother and I have always through it was the wrench that fell.
     
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