The Broken Arrow Project: Visualizing the Dangers of Maintaining the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

November 26, 1958 - Chennault Air Force Base, Louisiana

DOD: A B-47 caught fire on the ground. The single nuclear weapon on board was destroyed by the fire. Contamination was limited to the immediate vicinity of the weapon residue within the aircraft wreckage.
CDI: This is the eighth and last acknowledged B-47 accident, making it the most accident-prone of the nuclear-capable systems reported.

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