Nuclear bombs recovered from B-52 crash

Nuclear bombs recovered from B-52 crash


Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM), US
On January 17, 1966 a B-52G bomber collided with a KC-135 tanker off the coast of Spain. Seven of the eleven crew members were killed and the planes went down on land.

Of the four Mk28-type hydrogen bombs the B-52G carried, three were found on land near the small fishing village of Palomares, Spain. The fourth, which fell into the Mediterranean Sea, was recovered intact after a 2½-month-long search.

The bomb was located on March 17, 1966 and recovered on April 7, 1966.
On January 17, 1966 a B-52G bomber collided with a KC-135 tanker off the coast of Spain. Seven of the eleven crew members were killed and the planes went down on land.

Of the four Mk28-type hydrogen bombs the B-52G carried, three were found on land near the small fishing village of Palomares, Spain. The fourth, which fell into the Mediterranean Sea, was recovered intact after a 2½-month-long search.

The bomb was located on March 17, 1966 and recovered on April 7, 1966.
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By: kjfitz

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