Between 1950 and 1980, there were 32 documented nuclear accidents involving unexpected launching, firing, detonating, detonation, theft or loss of a weapon.
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nuclear weapon It is considered the most destructive weapon in the world. Unfortunately, there have been many nuclear accidents since 1950. In the meantime, many incidents of nuclear weapons being lost have come to the fore. US Army With reference to this incidentBroken Arrowuses the word “on which in 1996 Broken Arrow Film has also been done.
Between 1950 and 1980, 32 such documented nuclear accidents Including unexpected launching, firing, detonating ie explosion, theft or loss of weapon. So far, six US nuclear weapons have been lost, according to the National Interest, and surprisingly never recovered. Here is a list of accidents when America lost control of its nuclear weapons….
February 13, 1950
the longest missing nuclear weapons Which has not been recovered even after 72 years, and there is no possibility of getting it even further. The accident occurred when, on 13 February 1950, Flight 2075, a B-36 with 17 crew members, took off from Eilson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska. On its way to Texas, the plane had an engine problem. There were four 30-kiloton weapons loads on the plane, so the pilot of the plane was ordered to drop those weapons into the Pacific Ocean.
The plane was on a simulated mission which crashed. According to the “official” report, the bomb did not have the plutonium core needed for a nuclear explosion, but it did have a substantial uranium load.
10 March 1956
Six years after the first bomb was lost, two nuclear corps were lost when a B-47 bomber crashed in the Mediterranean Sea en route from McDill AFB, Florida to Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco. The aircraft had successfully completed its first aerial refueling, but it failed to contact a tanker for a second refueling, and the plane was reported missing.
Although the exact number of weapons loaded in the bomber was not disclosed, the B-47 could usually carry 15 nuclear warheads of 3,400 kg each. Neither the plane nor the bomb was found in this accident.
February 5, 1958
During a mock mission near Savannah, Georgia, another Air Force B-47 bomber carrying Mk15 weapons collided with an F-86 aircraft. After several landing attempts, the bomber crew was ordered to drop the bomb to reduce weight. Also, there were instructions to ensure that the explosion does not happen during the emergency landing. Eventually the bomb had to be dropped in the Savannah River – which was never recovered.
January 24, 1961
A uranium core is believed to have been buried in a field somewhere near Goldsboro, North Carolina. It was one of the cores of a pair of 24-megaton nuclear bombs that were loaded on a B-52 bomber. The planes crashed soon after takeoff. What is particularly troubling about this incident is that three of the four weapon mechanisms on the bombs that were recovered were found to be active.
The tail of the second bomb was discovered in a mud field 20 feet below the ground, and efforts to locate the Army Corps failed. The United States Army Corps of Engineers then installed a 400-foot circular easement over the buried components to restrict excavation.
5 December 1965
An A-4E Skyhawk attack aircraft, loaded with a megaton thermonuclear weapon, sank in the Pacific Ocean after rolling off the deck of the USS Ticonderoga. The pilot, aircraft and bomb were submerged in 16,000 feet of water in the ocean and were never recovered.
Although the incident was kept secret and 15 years later the US Navy was unable to admit that there had been any such accident and claimed that the accident happened 500 miles from the ground, but the truth was that it The incident happened just 80 miles from the ground. After that accident, the Japanese government now prevents America from bringing nuclear weapons into its territory.
This was the period when America’s last atomic bomb was lost. The accident also resulted in the loss of the US Navy’s nuclear attack submarine USS Scorpion, which sank about 400 miles southwest of the Azores Islands. In addition to the tragic loss of 99 crew members, the submarine was carrying a pair of nuclear-armed weapons, which are said to weigh 250 kilotons. However, after this there is no news of the loss of any nuclear weapon.