March 27, 2024 | Barb Carr

Deep Dive the Damascus Titan Missile Explosion

Titan Missile Explosion

The Damascus Titan Missile Explosion of 1980 was a catastrophic event that happened near Damascus, Arkansas, on September 18, 1980. The explosion was triggered by a ruptured fuel tank during routine maintenance, leading to the release of highly toxic and explosive rocket fuel.

The explosion resulted in the launch facility’s destruction and the loss of one crew member’s life, with several others sustaining injuries. It remains one of the most serious incidents in the history of the United States’ intercontinental ballistic missile program, highlighting the inherent risks associated with handling and maintaining nuclear weapons.

Deep Dive the Damascus Titan Missile Explosion with Us at the 2024 Global TapRooT® Summit

How would you approach a major investigation like this? We will be deep-diving this incident using the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System. Review how the SnapCharT® helps you plan and organize the information you collect by attending my session, “ICBM Part 1: Advanced SnapCharT® Diagram Techniques,” and make sure “ICBM Part 2: Advanced Causal Factor Techniques” with Mark Paradies is on your schedule too!

We’ll see you at the 2024 Global TapRooT® Summit, May 1 – 3, 2024 (Pre-Summit Courses are April 29-30), at the Horseshoe Bay Resort (near Austin).

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