US was one switch away from nuclear bomb catastrophe
on 21/09/2013 09:01:38
Two bombs were on board a B-52 plane that went into an uncontrolled spin over North Carolina - both bombs fell and one began the detonation process.
The US government has acknowledged the accident before, but never made public how close the bomb came to detonating.
The document was obtained by journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act.
He said such an explosion would have literally changed the course of history.