1980 nuclear accident in Arkansas

On September 18, 1980, two United States Air Force soldiers were sent to a silo at the intercontinental missile base in Damascus, Arkansas. They must investigate the cause of a drop in pressure. Due to improper handling, a critical fuel leak occurs, which will inevitably lead to the explosion of the Titan II missile, carrying a nuclear warhead with a power three times greater than all the bombs dropped during the Second World War. Robert Kenner recounts this terrifying day by alternating testimonies from actors in the accident, archive images and reconstructions.

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