Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
 
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper


Palomares, Spain - US Broken Arrow - 17 Jan 1966 (overlay)

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files
 
Delicious Del.icio.us StumbleUpon StumbleUpon TwitThis TwitThis

Palomares, Spain - US Broken Arrow - 17 Jan 1966 (overlay)

Category:
State (US):
Country:
Uploaded By:
Date Posted:February 28th, 2006
Downloads:1,871
Popularity Rating:0

Description: On January 17, 1966 a B-52 bomber of the USAF Strategic Air Command carrying four 1 Megaton hydrogen bombs crashed into a KC-135 tanker while refuelling. Of the four hydrogen bombs that it carried, three fell near the Spanish fishing village of Palomares, while the fourth was lost at sea. Two of the bombs parachutes failed, causing them to undergo non-nuclear, high explosive detonation and their content of fissile material was scattered over an area of about 2.3 km2 consisting of agricultural land, urban land and uncultivated land. No one was injured in the accident but a large area used for cultivating tomatoes had to be decontaminated. The bomb lost at sea was recovered eighty days later. 1,400 tons of contaminated material were excavated and sent to South Carolina for disposal.


Comments: You need to register or log-in to be able to leave comments about this file.



This file has been rated a 3.00 out of 5.
(2 votes)
Sorry, but you must be logged in to rate this file so we can tell which files you've already voted on, which will help prevent cheating.
Click here to log-in, or you can click here to register.
(Registration is free)



Download File


 

Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2014 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espa˝ol - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Franšais