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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Command and Control, Goldsboro 1961

  • Aired: 01/10/2017
  • 02:06
  • Rating: NR
On January 24, 1961, when a B-52 bomber carrying two powerful hydrogen bombs took off on a routine mission over Goldsboro, North Carolina. During the mission, the plane experienced a fuel leak, and suddenly the B-52 began to break apart mid-air.
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Sometimes all that stands between the world and nuclear disaster is the flip of a switch.
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