Join Date: Aug 2008
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Yes, the one in particular that vadslram is talking about is called "Burn baby, burn" and is about an incident in 1967 aboard the USS Forrestal where a fully loaded and armed plane on the flight deck had a misfire of a missile. It flew across the deck, hitting another plane (also fully loaded and armed) which caused a MAJOR conflagration all over the place. Our presidential candidate was sitting in his plane (I do believe it was an A4) getting ready for take off when all hell broke loose around him. Fire and explosions, bombs going off, planes blowing up, etc. He bailed out and ran over the nose of his plane and made his escape.
After all was said and done there was 134 people dead and 161 injured, almost an entire squadron of planes totaled, and the Forrestal was a wreck. The incident caused the US Navy to completely rethink how it fought shipboard fires, how the firefighting teams were organized and equipped, and how the ships were equipped with built in fire fighting equipment (deck mounted AFFF nozzles and water sprayers).
But, in spectacular government style, the movie is narrated by someone sounding like Opie. The guy tries to sound all dramatic and sincere, but comes across as totally bored and "WTF am I doing here?".
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