Embracing Our Military

Arsenal History Minutes | Palomares Incident |

Special | 1m

On January 16, 1966, a B-52 bomber collided with a KC-135 Tanker while attempting to refuel 30,000 feet above Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The fuel in the tanker exploded immediately, and then explosions rocked the B52. To make matters worse, the B-52 was carrying four unarmed hydrogen bombs that were released as the aircraft broke up.

Aired: 01/16/16

Rating: NR

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