"Faulty missile blown up at base
Controlled detonation is felt around county...."
From the Ventura County Star....
A malfunctioning missile at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu was intentionally blown up and destroyed Saturday afternoon, shooting a plume of smoke hundreds of feet into the air and creating a blast that was felt more than 15 miles away.
Though missiles are often launched from the base, this was the first time one malfunctioned and had to be destroyed, said Base Operations Officer Charles Huff.
A 6,000-foot land, sea and air radius was set up around the Norwegian missile, and about 200 people on base were evacuated Saturday before it was blown up by the same team that destroys roadside bombs in Iraq.
Remember the Wednesday evening post?
Remember I said....Big Boom?
Hmmmmmm....oh, Now I remember,
"Move along, Nothing to see here....no terrorist threat....move along"......