Mount Kologet British Columbia #7882
Ranges: North America Ranges / BC Interior Mountains / Skeena Mountains
Height: 1963 m -> 6440 feet
Prominence?: 247 m
Line Parent?: Mount Bennard (3.4 km away, at bearing 351 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Bennard (3.0 km away)
Location: 56.02972,-128.61362 56:01:47, -128:36:49 9V 524079 6209455 (86 km E of Stewart). NTS Mapsheet: 104.A.02 AreaCode: FM68/AG21
|Located just north of the Kispiox River. In February, 1950, this peak was the final crash point of a B-36 nuclear bomber. The six engine B-36 was the largest bomber of the time, and the predecessor of the B 52. On Feb 13, 1950, the plane left Eielson Airbase, Fairbanks Alaska, carrying a dummy (we hope) Fat boy nuclear bomb. The bomb was dumped over the Queen Charlotte Sound, then the plane was put on autopilot while the crew bailed out.|
The incident was described as a "Broken Arrow" incident. (Broken Arrow is US nuclear incident terminology meaning an accidental event that involves nuclear weapons.
The wreckage of the plane was located in 1953; USAF Crash Site Investigation Report 1954. The Convair B-36 bomber held a Mark IV "Fat Man" atomic bomb, but according to the USAF did not contain the plutonium core necessary for detonation.
Name Notes: Named after an Indian Chief at Kuldoc.
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