On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over eastern North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs -- two nuclear bombs that hit the ground near the city of Goldsboro. A …
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A newly released document, obtained by journalist Eric Schlosser, details that a nuclear bomb 260 times as powerful as the one that destroyed Hiroshima almost detonated in North Carolina, when a B-52 bomber …
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Two nuclear bombs fell on North Carolina in 1961 after a U.S. Air Force bomber came apart in mid-air, a recently declassified report at the National Security Archive revealed. The bombs, which could have created a …
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LONDON — A U.S. hydrogen bomb nearly detonated on the nation's east coast, with a single switch averting a blast which would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that flattened Hiroshima, a newly …
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USS North Carolina, had been monitoring Chinese naval activities. That observation alone might raise some significant operational-security …
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A B-52 Bomber crash in 1961 dropped two hydrogen bombs on North Carolina, and recently declassified documents have revealed a chilling fact: One of the weapons was armed when it hit the ground. The incident, …
North Carolina on 23 January 1961. The bombs fell to earth after a B-52 bomber broke up in mid-air, and one of the devices behaved precisely as a nuclear weapon was designed to behave in warfare: its parachute opened, …
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What would happen if a 4-megaton hydrogen bomb detonated over North Carolina? On January 24th ... We can take a guess courtesy of NUKEMAP 3D, a nuclear blast simulation created by science historian Alex …
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A newly declassified document reveals how close the United States came to accidentally detonating a nuclear bomb on North Carolina in 1961. On January 23, 1961, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber patrolled the night …
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Two nuclear bombs in North Carolina, that fell from a B-52 crash in 1961, came very close to detonating, according to newly released documents. The bombs were part of a military accident more than 50 years ago. …
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