Faro, North Carolina
|Faro, North Carolina|
|Elevation||121 ft (37 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||919 & 984|
|GNIS feature ID||1010605|
1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash
In Faro—12 miles (19 km) north of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base—two hydrogen bombs dropped during the 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash as the aircraft broke up in flight. The crash site is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of Faro on Big Daddy's Road.
Explosive ordnance disposal personnel work to recover the buried thermonuclear bomb that fell into a field in Faro
- "Faro, North Carolina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961 secret documents reveal". Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- Michael Mechanic (August 2013). "A Sneak Peek at Eric Schlosser's Terrifying New Book on Nuclear Weapons". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- "Faro, North Carolina". Ibiblio. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
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