As History.com notes, on this day in 1967 fire sweep across the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal off the coast of North Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin.
It was the worst U.S. naval disaster in a combat zone since World War II. The accident took the lives of 134 crewmen and injured 62 more. Of the carrier’s 80 planes, 21 were destroyed and 42 were damaged.
You can read more about the incident via the below link: