A 19-Megaton nuclear device was detonated by a commercial airliner in the South Pacific.
Bikini Atoll, South Pacific—For the 2nd time in 2 weeks, a passenger airliner transporting military equipment has malfunctioned causing widespread destruction in the South Pacific. NATA has issued a preemptive warning to any nation planning to fire retaliatory nuclear weapons will be met with harshly "with a like response." Key military locations are on high-alert with 45-second deployment windows.
A Boeing 767 carrying sensitive military equipment inadvertently detonated a large nuclear weapon positioned deep in the South Pacific. Along with the detonation, 17 people reported vision problems and over 90 people were injured by thermal radiation caused by the blast.
"Believe me. We're deeply sorry. No one is sorryer[sic] than us," said 2-Star General Thomas Cullen, Commander of the 121st Armed Nuclear Assault Liaison. "This explosion could have caused some real damage if it was located in a populated city. We are reviewing our detonation protocols to ensure that it is not as likely to happen again under the same or similar conditions but no guarantees can be made at this time."
How It Happened
There are 2 triggers that cause a weapon to detonate which look for 6 separate radio frequencies to occur at the exact same time. When cellular phones manufactured by Samsung, Apple, and LG are transmitting combined with frequencies transmitted by the aircraft's transponder combined with in-flight internet attempting to play Netflix movies, the in-flight redirection warning customers that Netflix is not allowed triggers the 6th and final radio trigger required for detonation. In the case of the 19-Megaton explosion, all 6 radio frequencies were present and when someone attempted to stream 30 Rock using Netflix, the bomb detonated.
UPDATE 7:38PM PST
NATA On High Alert
Fallout from the blast is concentrated to The Marshall Islands but Kili Island suffered the majority of the thermal blast damage. The North-Atlantic Treaty Alliance is on high-alert following the incident.
"We plan for this contingency for years but when it actually happens, all of us are saying 'How did this happen? There are safeguards,'" said Lt. Jon Malkovsky who is in command of the 147th Strategic Air Defense. "The mushroom cloud lit up the sky for over 120 kilometers and we're tracking fallout patterns over the Pacific heading towards California and parts of Oregon."
NATA has issued a preemptive warning to any nation planning to fire retaliatory nuclear weapons will be met with harshly "with a like response." Key military locations are on high-alert with 45-second deployment windows.
Today's nuclear weapons are 110 times the strength of the weapons that dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and have a 0% livability within 4 miles of the blast and a 20% livability within 10 miles of the blast. Any nuclear detonation within city limits would wipe out all electronic devices including computers, cell phone towers, and vehicles within a 50 mile radius of ground zero.
UPDATE 11:38AM PST
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