American Experience

Command and Control, Goldsboro 1961

Clip | 2m 6s

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.

Aired: 01/10/17

Rating: NR

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