B-52 Bomber Mistakenly Flew Nukes Over U.S.

There's word that a B-52 bomber was mistakenly loaded with six nuclear warheads during a flight from North Dakota to Louisiana.

Pentagon officials said the bomber carried advanced cruise missiles as part of a Defense Department program to retire 400 of the missiles.

They said the nuclear warheads should have been removed before the missiles were mounted onto pylons under the bomber's wings for the August 30th flight from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

The officials said there was minimal risk to crews and the public because of safety features.