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The Biggest Disaster to Hit the USS Enterprise

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It was January 14, 1969. The Enterprise was en route to Vietnam when a rocket exploded on the flight deck. The blasts from fuel tanks, warheads and 500 pound bombs killed 28 and injured more than 300.

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Going from 0 to 150 mph in three seconds, withstanding three Gs of force, and taking off from what's often called "the most dangerous place on the planet" are just parts of everyday life for an aircraft carrier pilot-and it's no different for the crew aboard the USS Enterprise. After being stationed in the Middle East for a year, these pilots have seen heavy action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, finally, they're returning home. With amazing personal stories and real-time footage from missions, this is an exciting insider's peek at life onboard a wartime aircraft carrier.

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