There was a time when countries all over the world were busy in the race to make nuclear bombs. In the 50-60s, the American and Soviet Union were the two countries with the most nuclear weapons. By the way, you must have known that the US had dropped atomic bombs on two cities of Japan, Hirosima and Nagasaki, killing millions of people. But do you know that there was a time when even the atomic bomb of America fell in his country and he was saved from destruction. This incident dates back 59 years from today.
It was the year 1961. The greatest catastrophe could have occurred in the US, when a four-megaton nuclear bomb exploded just a button away. This was revealed by some secret US documents made public in the year 2013.
According to secret documents, on January 23-24, 1961, a US B-52 aircraft was passing over North Carolina, but suddenly something went wrong in the plane and started to go uncontrolled, after which two Mark 39s kept in the aircraft The atomic bombs fell to the ground below and one of them started the detonation process, that is, the explosion of the bomb.
However, this atomic bomb did not explode. According to media reports, this dreadful accident was averted due to the failure of a low-voltage switch. Later, the US Air Force personnel extracted the bomb from a deep pit built underground.
It is said that this atomic bomb was 260 times more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US government had previously acknowledged the incident, but was never publicly exposed how close the US was to the atomic bombings.
It is also said that two crew members were killed and the plane also fell into an accident due to the dropping of atomic bombs from the aircraft.