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

October 11, 1965 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

DOD: The aircraft was being refueled in preparation for a routine logistics mission when a fire occurred at the aft end of the refueling trailer. The fuselage of the aircraft, containing only components of nuclear weapons and a dummy training unit, was destroyed by the fire. There were no casualties. The resultant radiation hazard was minimal. Minor contamination was found on the aircraft, cargo and clothing of explosive ordinance disposal and fire fighting personnel, and was removed by normal cleaning.


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