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14/01/1969 USS Enterprise fire

The 1969 USS Enterprise fire was a major fire and series of explosions that broke out aboard USS Enterprise off the coast of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The fire broke out after a Zuni rocket detonated attached to an aircraft, and spread following further rocket and bomb explosions which blew holes in the flight deck and allowed burning jet fuel to enter the ship's interior. 28 sailors were killed, 314 were injured and 15 aircraft were destroyed.

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