Truck carrying missile booster tips in N.D.
A military transport vehicle carrying an unarmed Minuteman III booster tipped over Thursday morning on its way to a 91st Missile Wing launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.The standard firings usually ensue after public kerfuffles with nukes. But at this point, I'm not sure there's anyone left at Minot to fire...--John Noonan
Early reports show the vehicle tipped over on the gravel access road after the road gave out under the truck, according to an Air Force official. The accident occurred between the sparsely populated towns of Makoti and Parshall, N.D., about 70 miles southwest of Minot, right off County Road 24.They are still investigating now but we know there is no danger to the public and no nuclear materials were onboard the vehicle at the time of the accident, said Maj. Laurie Arellano, an Air Force Space Command spokeswoman.