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Arkansas / Titan II Explosion #67642

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1980
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(Studio) Pentagon officials noted refusing until today to disclose whereabouts of nuclear warhead from Titan II missile that exploded in Arkansas recently.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Little Rock AFB, Arkansas) Friday's explosion and Air Force response recalled. [Voices of Air Force AUTHORITIES - discuss situation.] Warhead noted presumably removed from site to Little Rock Air Force Base today; details given films shown. [Sheriff Gus ANGLIN - criticizes lack of communication between all involved.] Engineers said assessing internal damage to warhead prior to its removal to facility in either Texas or New Mexico.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank;
Sirkin, Bob
Duration:
00:02:30

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