The Thule Incident

By Monty

Jan. 21, 1968 - An American B-52G bomber with 4 nuclear bombs on board crashed in Greenland. The plane caught fire in flight. 6 of the 7 crew members bailed out.

The crash hurt relations with Denmark because Denmark didn't allow nuclear weapons in any of its territory.

The warheads were damaged and released radioactive material into the area, but there was no detonation.

It was called the Thule Incident because it happened near Thule Air Base, and American air base in Greenland.

#history #coldwar


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