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Wednesday 26th of May 1954

69 Years Ago

103 Die in USS Bennington (CV-20) aircraft carrier explosion in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, United States.

The fluid in one of the Bennington's catapults leaked out and was detonated by the flames of a jet causing the forward part of the flight deck to explode, setting off a series of secondary explosions.