Palomares nuclear accident

In January 1966, two American military planes crashed over the remote Spanish village of Palomares. One of them was carrying four nuclear weapons.

Captain Joe Ramirez was one of the first US servicemen on the scene. He took part in the desperate search for the missing bombs.

(Photo: One of the four bombs recovered from the sea)
(credit: Sandia National Laboratories)

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Wed 19 Jan 2011 11:50 GMT

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