Wednesday, September 25, 2013

US Air Force once dropped live hydrogen bomb on North Carolina (VIDEO)

Nuclear bomb 600 times stronger than that dropped on Hiroshima was dropped over North Carolina and didn't blow up by accident (VIDEO)

The United States almost nuked itself in 1961  - bombs fell from Air Force plane and didn't detonate because of switch malfunction (VIDEO)

In January 1961, the United States Air Force inadvertently dropped an atomic bomb over North Carolina.

If a simple safety switch had not prevented the explosive from detonating, millions of lives across the northeast would have been at risk, a newly declassified document has revealed.

Three days after President John F. Kennedy's inauguration, a B-52 bomber carrying two hydrogen bombs departed from Goldsboro, North Carolina on a routine flight along the East Coast.

The plane soon went into a tailspin, throwing the bombs from the B-52 into the air within striking distance of multiple major metropolitan centers.

RT's Ameera David has more on the close call that could have devastated the country.

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