Sunday, April 17, 2016

[tgeaiqgh] 1958 Tybee Island B-47 crash

According to Wikipedia, it is unknown to this day whether the lost bomb (a Broken Arrow incident) had a plutonium capsule or the plutonium capsule had been removed and replaced with a lead one for training purposes.  This seems like a catastrophic failure of record keeping, separate from the catastrophic airplane accident: the government lost track of a large quantity (150 lb?) of plutonium.  If the plutonium capsule had been removed, where did it end up?

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