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

November 4, 1958 - Dyess Air Force Base

DOD: Abilene,Texas A B-47 caught fire on take-off. Three crew members successfully ejected; one was killed when the aircraft crashed from an altitude of 1,500 feet. One nuclear weapon was on board when the aircraft crashed. The resultant detonation of the high explosive made a crater 35 feet in diameter and six feet deep. Nuclear materials were recovered near the crash site.

In 2011, the US Air Force cleaned up the crash site of remaining uranium waste.

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