USS Enterprise fire, 1969

An explosion aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise kills 27 people on January 14, 1969 off the coast of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A MK-32 Zuni rocket that was unloaded on an F-4J Phantom overheated due to the exhaust from another vehicle. The rocket blew up, setting off a chain reaction of explosions. Twenty eight sailors were killed, 314 injured, 15 aircrafts were destroyed.

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969

USS Enterprise fire, 1969