Declassified Truth: A Genuine "Nuclear Mishap" Could Have Killed Thousands Of Americans and Triggered WWIII - burstdaily.com

Declassified Truth: A Genuine “Nuclear Mishap” Could Have Killed Thousands Of Americans and Triggered WWIII

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Recently declassified documents reveal the truth behind a “nuclear mishap” that occurred on January 23, 1961, just a few days into John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

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The mishap involved two nuclear bombs that crashed into remote, muddy fields just outside Faro, North Carolina. At the time, the incident was described as a “close call” … but how close was it? Those newly released Defense Department documents reveal both bombs could have been moments away from becoming fully armed and activated. Here’s the unbelievable true story…

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The airborne B-52G was stationed out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and carried a crew of eight. These were highly skilled professional airmen and they were anticipating a routine flight. The only thing that was not-so-routine was their cargo: two MK39 nuclear bombs weighing in at 10,000 pounds, which carried an explosive yield of 3.8 megatons.

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