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

December 5, 1965 - At Sea, Pacific

DOD: An A-4 aircraft loaded with one nuclear weapon rolled off the elevator of a U.S. aircraft carrier and fell into the sea. The pilot, aircraft, and weapon were lost. The incident occurred more than 500 miles from land.

CDI: The A-4 is a lightweight attack bomber. The weapon may have been a B-43 nuclear bomb.


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