B-52 crash - 50th anniversary

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B-52 Crash

50 years ago a USAF B-52 carrying two Mark 39 nuclear weapons crashed into a Wayne County field. Five of the six safety features designed to prevent an explosion failed.

Reunion planned for those who saw the crash

A reunion will be held Feb. 8 for many of the people who, 50 years ago Monday, were involved in the 1961 B-52 crash. Three airmen were killed and five escaped when the aircraft fell Jan. 24, 1961, carrying two...

The bomb -- One click from Armageddon

In an instant, it was as if Wayne County had never been anything but a thick, red haze hovering above a smoldering crater that stretched for miles. The land around Ground Zero was ablaze. All signs of life had been...