The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11am on Monday, 27th November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot.
Between 3,450 and 3,930 tons (3,500 and 4,000 tonnes) of ordnance exploded—mostly comprising high explosive (HE)-filled bombs, but including a variety of other types of weapons and including 500 million rounds of rifle ammu...
The firework site and surroundings 4 hours before the explosion. Vertical aerial photos made for the Topografische Dienst Nederland for topographic mapping.
On 13 May 2000 the taking of these photographs was part of the program for the regular updates of the topographic and cartographic products of the Topographic Service.
Original scale 1 : 18 000, flying height 2700 m
NEW YORK (AP) -- An underground steam pipe explosion tore through a Manhattan street near Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, swallowing a tow truck and killing one person as hundreds of others ran for cover amid a towering geyser of steam and flying rubble. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the explosion was not terrorism.