1965: Accident at Titan 2 Silo 373-4, Little Rock AFB, AK
A fire started in the silo during construction work. The resulting smoke and fire killed 53 workers...


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Tuesday, August 9, 2005

  
1965: Accident at Titan 2 Silo 373-4, Little Rock AFB, AK
Titan II ICBM


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Accident at Titan 2 Silo 373-4, Little Rock AFB, AK. kills 53 men. A fire started in the silo during construction work. The resulting smoke and fire killed 53 workers. Two workers survived. The Titan 2 missile was fueled and in the silo but did not explode. The RV/Warhead had been removed from the site prior to construction starting. Complex off alert for next 13 months during accident investigation and repairs.


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