Was the world ending or was everything fine? I just had to make a call.
July 10, 2016 7:27 AM Subscribe
It was a late winter night in 1966 and a fully loaded B-52 bomber on a Cold War nuclear patrol had collided with a refueling jet high over the Spanish coast, freeing four hydrogen bombs that went tumbling toward a farming village called Palomares, a patchwork of small fields and tile-roofed white houses in an out-of-the-way corner of Spain’s rugged southern coast that had changed little since Roman times. Part one: Decades Later, Sickness Among Airmen After a Hydrogen Bomb Accident [NYT] Part two: Even Without Detonation, 4 Hydrogen Bombs From ’66 Scar Spanish Village [NYT]
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