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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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