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On This Day… A Bomb Found In The Mediterranean!

Written by: George Chittenden : 09 Jul 2019

It was on this day, 17th March, back in 1966 when a hydrogen bomb that the Americans had lost was found in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. It was discovered by a deep-submergence vehicle after a 2½-month-long search at a depth of 2,550 feet, but unfortunately when they attempted to retrieve it they dropped it and lost it again.

Eventually the MK28-type hydrogen bomb was found again and brought up from the depths on the 7th April. So, what was it doing in the Mediterranean in the first place? Well, on 17th January 1966 a US Air Force B-52 bomber crashed into a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, which is a military aerial refuelling aircraft, over the Mediterranean Sea.

The crash killed seven people and destroyed both planes. The B-52 was carrying four hydrogen bombs, but three landed near a small fishing village of Palomares, Spain, and only one was lost in the sea.

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