The Tybee Island B-47 crash was an incident on February 5, 1958, in which the United States Air Force lost a 7,600-pound (3,400 kg) Mark 15 nuclear bomb in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, United States. During a practice exercise, the B-47 bomber carrying the bomb collided in midair with an F-86 fighter plane. To protect the aircrew from a possible detonation in the event of a crash, the bomb was jettisoned. Following several unsuccessful searches, the bomb was presumed lost somewhere in Wassaw Sound off the shores of Tybee Island.
The F-86 pilot survived, as did everyone on the B-47. The Wiki article (no doubt somewhat tongue in cheek) says that the crew observed no explosion when the bomb hit the water. I can believe that.
|There was supposed to be an Earth-Shattering kaboom ...|
And so not only did the Air Force nuke North and South Carolina, they nuked Georgia, too. Coincidence?