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GEHFileBot
05-17-2006, 08:13 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile17738/Titan-II-Missile-Silo-374-6-accident.htm>Titan II Missile Silo 374-6 accident</a></b><br><br>September 19, 1980 An United States Air Force repairman doing routine maintenance in a Titan II ICBM silo in Arkansas drops a wrench socket which rolls off a work platform and falls to the bottom of the silo. The socket strikes the missile, causing a leak from a pressurized fuel tank. The missile complex and surrounding area is evacuated and eight and a half hours later, vapors within the silo ignite and explode with enough force to blow off the two 740-short ton (670 t) silo doors and hurl the two megaton W53 warhead 600 feet (180 m). The explosion kills an Air Force specialist and injures twenty-one other USAF personnel. <br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/124688Silo1.jpg>

esmith4145
02-01-2009, 10:21 PM
That is 374-6 on Republican Rd near Greenbrier Ar but that's not where the accident was. The accident was at 374-7 north of Damascus.

Captain Hornblower
02-02-2009, 06:55 AM
Would be cool if you could post a placemark with the correct position, so we can fix it...