How Americans accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb in their resort, but didn’t want to defuse it

On February 5, 1958, an American B-47 bomber and an F-86 fighter collided in the sky, after which the crew

a bomber accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb into the ocean.

The fighter lost its wing and crashed, the pilot managed tocatapult, and the engine failed at the bomber and fuel tanks were damaged. When the plane began to lose altitude, the crew commander decided to open the compartment with the Mark 15 hydrogen bomb with an approximate weight of 3,500 kg and drop it into the ocean. The bomb fell to the bottom of Usso Bay (Georgia) from a height of 2200 meters, no explosion followed.