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Munitions Storage Magazine Blows Up in Northwest Louisiana

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by LoadToadBoss, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    http://www.shreveporttimes.com/arti...-explosion?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

    Late last night our area was rocked by a huge explosion with a great flash of light. Initial reports said it was a meteor and it wasn't until daylight this morning that workers found the igloo-type storage magazine had exploded.

    As a former USAF explosives safety manager and mishap investigator, I would be interested to know what happened. Munitions in storage are usually very stable. What initiated this explosion is still a mystery.
     
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    At least they didn't say clip! :)
     

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    I wonder where the Red Jacket crew was during this time?
     
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    :rofl:

    That was the first thing that occurred to me, too !

    :supergrin:

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  5. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    An accidental explosion would be a good way to hide missing munitions. Maybe someone has light fingers. Eric
     
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    They were probably trying to demo the meteor that landed on top.
     
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    Communist saboteurs.
     
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    Maybe the igloo got hit by a meteor.

    Regards,
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    This.

    I imagine they will be looking hard for the door and lock(s) -- wherever they are.
     
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    Well I guess this settles the debate of weather or not magazines should be left loaded over time. :whistling:
     
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    It clearly weakens the springs and causes an explosion
     
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    Sure will be interesting to see what their findings are. But I'm guessing someone was being stupid.
     
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    Having worked in the past as an explosives safety professional and mishap investigator, I'm highly interested in the findings.

    The Louisiana State Police hazmat people conducted a one day investigation on Tuesday, said they were done and would release the report when it's ready. I thought to myself, WTF? LSP did a one day investigation on a mishap of this magnitude?

    The explosion happened around 11:26 p.m. on Monday night when no one was at the ammunition plant. The mishap was not discovered until the morning when workers discovered the smoking hole.

    There had to be some kind of energetic ignition source. Given the scope of the explosion (the plume of fiery debris was visible on weather radar) I can only assume that mass detonating H/C 1.1 materials were stored in the igloo. Windows were broken on structures 5-10 miles away. The sound of the explosion was heard 50 miles away. Lawdy!
     
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    An explosion of that magnitude, and they conduct an investigation for one day, and claim they're done?

    It's quite possible the explosion was so huge that everything got vaporized and there's nothing to report on. :tongueout:
     
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    This is why you shoot 10mm suppressed.
     
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    Finally, an example of the proper use of 'magazine.'

    Above guess sounds good.
     
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    Not hardly. :shocked:
     
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    Supposedly left a plume of debris nearly a mile wide and 7,000' high, and knocked a very nearby train off it's tracks and they do a one day investigation... Uh huh, somebody knows exactly what happened...

    I was awake when it happened and didn't hear anything, but I'm prolly an estimated 35 miles away by crow flight but there were people further away than I that reported a sound... Maybe someone that lives way out in the sticks could have for sure, but I live on a busy street with speed bumps and I probably didn't discern a distant concussion from someone driving down the street....