1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash
The 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash was an accident that occurred in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on January 24, 1961. A B-52 Stratofortress carrying two Mark 39 nuclear bombs broke up in mid-air, dropping its nuclear payload in the process. The pilot in command ordered the crew to eject at 9,000 feet (2,700 m). Five men successfully ejected or bailed out of the aircraft and landed safely. Another ejected but did not survive the landing, and two died in the crash. Information newly declassified in 2013 showed that one of the bombs came very close to detonating.
What is 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash subject of?
1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash is subject of Wayne County, North Carolina, Aviation accidents and incidents in North Carolina, 1961 in military history, 1961 in North Carolina, Aviation accidents and incidents in the United States in 1961, Nuclear weapon safety, Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and Aviation accidents and incidents involving nuclear weapons.