Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:57 am

A document released under the "Freedom Of Information Act" reveals that an atom bomb 260 times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima very nearly detonated over North Carolina in 1961. Everything went hot on the bomb (its trigger mechanisms engaged and its parachute deployed as it fell), and by the grace of God only a single low voltage switch prevented it from detonating.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/2 ... 64784.html

Amazing that the Guardian newspaper in London broke this story. Why is it that the UK Guardian is our best source of real news?
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:01 am

:eek2: :wtf:
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:09 am

oooopsie! :D
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:58 am

Larry, THAT was a bad day for "The Fruit of the Loom" boys!!!!! I don't know where you find these stats, but that one is eery!!! Now see if you can find some GOOD news to pick up our spirits!!!
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:22 am

The very best and happiest news for today is that our youngest daughter is getting married at 5:00 PM today in Mount Vernon, OH. Dad is very proud and will be walking her down the aisle. :D
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:59 am

Flyer5 wrote:oooopsie! :D


bwaaahahaha thats funny. Wonder how many other OOOpsie's thier have been?!
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:14 am

Several.

Examples of Broken Arrow events are:

1950 British Columbia B-36 crash
1956 B-47 disappearance
1958 Mars Bluff, South Carolina, when an unloaded Mark 6 bomb was accidentally dropped from a US Air Force B-47 Stratojet (the bomb's fissile core was stored in a containment area on the plane, but the bomb still contained 7600 pounds of chemical explosive trigger).
1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision
1961 Yuba City B-52 crash
1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash
1965 Philippine Sea A-4 incident
1966 Palomares B-52 crash[4]
1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... erminology
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:14 pm

Here's another "oopsie" Obama was elected. Twice. ;)
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Re: Hydrogen Bomb nearly exploded over Faro NC in 1961

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:16 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Here's another "oopsie" Obama was elected. Twice. ;)



That truly is a F%&&&g disaster.
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