A US military aeroplane mistakenly flew over United States territory with five nuclear missiles, CNN reported Wednesday.
According to the US news channel, the Pentagon in Washington has launched an investigation of the incident.
The pilots of the B-52 plane were reportedly not aware of the fact that they had atomic weapons on board.
According to CNN, the bomber flew from the Minot airbase in North Dakota to the Barksdale military airfield in Louisiana more than 1,200 kilometres away on Thursday last week carrying nuclear armed cruise missiles.
The US Department of Defence noted that the three-hour flight ended without incident and that the missiles were put away safely, the report said.
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