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US 'Almost Blew Up Atomic Bomb Over Itself'

By Shaun Gibson, published on Sep 21, 2013

Image: http://news.sky.com

Millions in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were at risk

The US Air Force almost detonated a huge atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961, a newly declassified document has revealed.

Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over the city of Goldsboro just two days after President John F Kennedy's inauguration, when the B-52 plane carrying them broke up in mid-air.

And a report obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under freedom of information laws showed one of the devices began... (more)

Tags: new york, usa, philadelphia, washington, baltimore, atomic bomb over north carolina, 1961. accident, near miss, dangers of atomic bomb

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