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Arkansas / Missile Silo Explosion #272921

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 20, 1980
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(Studio) Explanation of explosion at Damascus, Arkansas, missile silo given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Damascus, Arkansas) Site of explosion shown. Warhead said blown 400 foot by blast. [Tech. sergeant Michael HANSON - talks about explosion.] [sergeant Archie JAMES - says he was lucky.] [Area resident John STACKS - recalls earlier incident at site for which he is suing United States Air Force.] [Residents Edna THOMASON, Willard HALL, Otis THOMASON, and Wallace CASTO - comment.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) Titan II said oldest United States missile in use.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Report with regard to Titan II given. 1978 accident in Rock, Kansas, recalled. Congress said asking if Titan II missiles are necessary. [Kansas Representative Dan GLICKMAN - wants answers with regard to latest accident, and questions Air Force maintenance procedures.] Strategic value of Titan II questioned.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Pappas, Ike;
Schieffer, Bob;
Webster, Don

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