- Sep 17, 2002
I believe you should have said May 6.
Sorry for being vague. Yes, the missile site off Rt. 539. I find it fascinating that two accidents that changed history, occurred, as the crow flies, about 2 miles from each other. The Hindenburg crash put the final nail in the coffin for practical travel by airships. The BOMARC (Boing and Michigan Aeronautical Research Center) accident in June 1960 was the worst nuclear accident on American soil until Three Mile Island. Although the BOMARC program lasted another 15 or so years, it was completely scrapped to make way for more sophisticated ground to air missiles.I am assuming the BOMARC you are referring to is the missile defense system?