• Short Summary

    A TRIDENT MISSILE CARRYING A DUMMY WARHEAD BLEW UP FIVE SECONDS AFTER LAUNCHING ON A TEST FLIGHT AT CAPE CANAVERAL SATURDAY.

  • Description


    PAD, CONTROLLER DOING COUNT DOWN, (FROM 15 SECS TO IGNITION). 11 SHOT ROCKET (LONG LONG SHOT ROCKET) OFF THE PAD TIEE TUMBLES, FALLS AND EXPLODES, GREAT CLOUDS OF WHITE SMOKE BOIL UP...DELAYED SOUND OF EXPLOSION (OFF CAMERA COMMENT BY TAPE CREW)



    COLUMN OF SMOKE TOWERS OVER LAUNCH FACILITY, CONTROLLERS VOICE RE ACCIDENT.
    1.48


    LS COLUMN, BASE OF COLUMN, FIRE...BLACK SMOKE (IN ADDITION TO WHITE).
    2.05


    MORE OF SAME, MORE AUDIO COMMENTS BY CONTROLLER.
    3.15


    MLS FIRE AND SMOKE...CONTROLLER SAYING WHERE DEBRIS FELL.
    4.50


    FIRE ENGINES EN ROUTE PAD (MLS)
    11.00



    Initials


    N.B. -NO WHERE NEAR AS SPECTACULAR AS ONE OF THE BIG ROCKETS (TITAN, ETC) EXPLODING WILL INTERCUT WITH PRO DELEGATION STORY, PERHAPS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A TRIDENT MISSILE CARRYING A DUMMY WARHEAD BLEW UP FIVE SECONDS AFTER LAUNCHING ON A TEST FLIGHT AT CAPE CANAVERAL SATURDAY. NAVY SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE TO LAUNCH FACILITIES WAS MINOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4T7WI64GJO4WW7KKKQC1BZJTT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4T7WI64GJO4WW7KKKQC1BZJTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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