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1950 – US nuclear accident
B-29 / Manzano Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The aircraft, carrying
an unarmed nuclear weapon and its capsule, departed Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque
at 9:38 PM and, instead of climbing to 500 feet and turning right to avoid
mountains to the east, proceeded straight out for three minutes at a low
altitude for seven miles, rising only 900 to 1,000 feet above ground. At that
time, a thin line of fire was noted on the foothills east of Kirtland; within
five seconds, this fire mushroomed into a large billow of flame. No explosion
was heard at either Kirtland AFB or on Sandia Base.
The crash into a
mountain on Manzano Base killed all 13 crewmen aboard the B-29. Detonators were installed in a nuclear bomb
aboard the aircraft, but for safety reasons the capsule was not inserted so a
nuclear detonation was averted. The bomb casing was demolished and some HE
burned in the subsequent aircraft fire fed by a full fuel load.
Other pieces of unburned
HE and bomb components were scattered throughout the wreckage.
The bomb sphere and HE
were scattered over an area of approximately 100 yards and were completely
demolished. The HE did not detonate but burned after the gasoline explosion.
Four spare detonators in their carrying cases were recovered undamaged.
There were no contamination
or recovery problems. Weapon components salvaged from the crash were returned
to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
Chuck Hansen, “The
Swords of Armageddon,” Vol. VII, p.237.
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