Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Titan II Silo Accident in Damascus Arkansas

Former Titan II Missile Silo. On September 19th 1980 a dropped wrench punctured a fuel tank. Hours later it blew with such force that the 740 ton silo lid was blown off and the warhead (relatively undamaged) landed 600 feet away.

That's what I was hinting at. It was not the first fatal Titan accident in Arkansas, either.