1956: The first launch of "Navaho" intercontinental missile ended with accident
The pitch gyro failed 10 seconds after lift-off, and the missile and its booster broke up and exploded 26 seconds into the flight. The Air Force canceled the Navaho program in 1957


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Sunday, November 6, 2005

  
1956: The first launch of "Navaho" intercontinental missile ended with accident
Navaho test launch.


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6 November 1956: The first launch of "Navaho" intercontinental missile ended with accident. The pitch gyro failed 10 seconds after lift-off, and the missile and its booster broke up and exploded 26 seconds into the flight. The Air Force canceled the Navaho program in 1957


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