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Tractor Trailer Loaded With Sixteen 2,000 lb Missiles Crashes On I90 Last Friday

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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:19 PM
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Makes you wonder how many tractor trailers, or trains, are carrying dangerous armaments on our roadways and rails. Last Friday, on March 8, at @ 7 PM, a semi-truck, carrying 16 2,000-pound missiles, crashed on Interstate 90. The driver, "accidentally drove into a hazmat containment area instead of merging back on to I-90," which disabled the truck, as it plowed "over a large snow bank." The Fairchild Air Force Base sent three explosive ordnance disposal technicians to the scene, to help emergency responders. The driver was cited for inattentive driving. Makes you wonder what would happen in a slick, whiteout condition, that causes vehicles to slide and slam into each other, due to poor visibility.


A semitruck that crashed on Interstate 90 shutting down both directions of the road Friday night was carrying 16 2,000-pound missiles, according to a news release from Idaho State Police (ISP).



At about 7:14 p.m., Dearinger was driving through an eastbound Idaho Transportation Department checkpoint and accidentally drove into a hazmat containment area instead of merging back on to I-90, ISP reported. He drove to the end of the containment area and over a large snow bank, disabling the truck, according to the news release.

www.seattletimes.com...





posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:22 PM
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It's not as dangerous as you'd think. It is policy not to ship items with their fuzing mechanisms installed and modern explosives are very resistant to shock.

There is almost no chance for an unintentional explosion with modern explosives.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: BomSquad

if they weremissiles - i would be more concerended over the fire risk - of the proppelant cooking off - the warheads will not detonate - but fire will ignite propellants - it it burns the casing



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: BomSquad

Don't tell me this isn't a big deal.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:36 PM
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LOLERZ

Great Thread OP!



zero sarc.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: BomSquad

Don't tell me this isn't a big deal.


It isn't a big deal. Unless you enjoy freaking out.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

They didn’t tell you it wasn’t a big deal, they said it’s not a dangerous as one would think, and that there was almost no chance of an unintentional explosion.

Both are factual statements



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

That would be a concern if they were missiles, but the pictures released seem to show bombs. All reports I can find seems to be cut and paste jobs of the initial report, so if it was reported erroneously as a missile in the first report, they are just perpetuating the misreporting.

I've only found one picture of the payload and the objects are painted like 2000 lbs bombs, are stacked 1 high and 4 wide, which means there must be 4 additional 1x4 stacks in front of the single stack that is visible in the photos. This would make these "missiles" very short and fat, and unlikely to actually be missiles.


It's possible they could be missile warheads and not full up missiles, but without better pictures I couldn't say for sure. I'm still going with 2000 lbs bombs.

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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: BomSquad

Don't tell me this isn't a big deal.


It isn't a big deal. Unless you enjoy freaking out.


Found the driver everyone^.

Glad you're okay man.

Kidding aside, like bomsquad pointed out, modern munitions without fuses aren't the end of the world.

This old gem could be the end of a few miles though.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: BomSquad

Those are 2000 lb. bombs, not missiles. Without arming devices, they can take a lot of punishment without going off.
I'd take a nap right beside them without worrying.

Who in the hell names their kid "Hawk Hunter"? It sounds like a name in a bad porn movie.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 03:00 PM
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Sounds like he went into a snowbank with them. It could have been a lot worse. Did any of the Missiles come off?



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: BomSquad

Those are 2000 lb. bombs, not missiles. Without arming devices, they can take a lot of punishment without going off.
I'd take a nap right beside them without worrying.

Who in the hell names their kid "Hawk Hunter"? It sounds like a name in a bad porn movie.
Lol. It was hawk hammer, which actually makes it worse.

That guys gay lisp is worse than..... well, it’s pretty bad.
edit on 11-3-2019 by Woodcarver because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Does that mean any dented ones will be half price?



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Just as I said. I just don't say things definitively if there could be any doubt, and I've been out of the ordnance business for a few years. Who knows, maybe they came up with short fat missiles, painted them OD Green with a yellow stripe and named them after their weight. It could happen... [/sarcasm]


I just wish reporters could get the story right. Too many of them assume they know what they are talking about because they saw a war movie once. Maybe they thought they stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night when they were really in a Budget Motel. LOL



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: BomSquad

Don't tell me this isn't a big deal.


It isn't a big deal. Unless you enjoy freaking out.

I don't believe you. I want my doom porn.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: BomSquad

Don't tell me this isn't a big deal.


It isn't a big deal. Unless you enjoy freaking out.


Found the driver everyone^.

Glad you're okay man.


Screwed up my career.


originally posted by: Trueman

originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: BomSquad

Don't tell me this isn't a big deal.


It isn't a big deal. Unless you enjoy freaking out.

I don't believe you. I want my doom porn.


Well, the cab was really cold.


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posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

The port of entry is off to the side of the interstate, not actually on the interstate itself. The truck got stuck in a snow bank. Hardly a serious crash. This is just fear mongering by the media. When those weapons are transported you can beat the hell out of those transport boxes without danger.



posted on Mar, 11 2019 @ 08:49 PM
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Back in the late 1960s i worked doing high speed photography of shipping drop test of weapons at China lake. they did drop test of 100 feet or more and only once did a weapon go off.

That was a pod of 2.75 inch rockets. they were redesigned After the fail so it would not happen again.

Doom porn
www.thedrive.com...
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posted on Mar, 12 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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If you knew all the dangerous and wacky stuff that gets transported in trucks on the road--you'd probably never get in a vehicle again.

The NTSB (and other organizations) strictly regulate what can and cannot be transported over the roads, railways, waterways, and through the air. Companies have a lot to lose if they're caught breaking the rules. It's the ones that bend the rules that make things dangerous.

More importantly, however, you should be more worried about a truck driver hauling a trailerful of Huggies and teddy bears falling asleep at the wheel than a truck carrying explosives. There are far more "safe" loads on the road than dangerous ones.

"Who in the hell names their kid Hawk Hunter?"

The kind of parents that need attention and validation in order to feel important. But the real question is, who really hunts hawks? Nobody hunts hawks. They taste terrible.

Chickens taste better, and they're also a lot slower--which makes them easier to catch.




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