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Second Nuclear Bomb?[edit]

Here it states that a second nuclear weapon was carried with the plane to the crash site, but the sources linked indicate that only one nuclear weapon was carried and it was dropped into the ocean. Can anyone explain this? -Lommer | talk 21:36, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks to SimonP for clearing this up. -Lommer | talk 23:05, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)

location of the wreckage. the article poses it wasnt found for 3 years but the foto's in the notes show a 'smouldering' wreckage. My guess is they just wished it a secret as it had to do with nukes somehow. 20:19, 24 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The Discovery channel documentary "Lost Nuke" expedition did find some abnormally high radiation levels at the crash site. Also, they did show Air force and ham operator reports that did show sporadic radio messages that continued from the plane for 3 hours after the crew officially bailed out. Should I put in references to this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:19, 13 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Background on Accident[edit]

Added some basic information about the bomb (natural uranium, HE quantity). Will likely add more when I get the time. USAF did not have possession of nuclear capsules in 1950, this was later implemented with the "Bombs on Base" program. AF Accident Report shows only one bomb aboard aircraft. Silverplate Silverplate (talk) 18:32, 27 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Crash site?[edit]

Anybody have the coordinates? It ought to be added to the article. Would be fun to look at on Google Earth. --Ragemanchoo (talk) 08:58, 19 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Best I can find is the location of Mount Kologet (or in Google Maps). I couldn't see anything on the mountain, but I'm not sure it would be obvious. Gregbaker (talk) 05:52, 8 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
"Mount Kologet". BC Geographical Names. 56°02′33″N 128°35′27″W / 56.04250°N 128.59083°W / 56.04250; -128.59083 Mount Kologet would appear to deserve an article...Skookum1 (talk) 03:54, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

There is geodata in an article by Jim Roddick, who claims to have discovered the wreckage while on a geosurvey mission in 1956, that can be found here: http://www.gac-cs.ca/media/pdfs/geostories/GentleGiant.pdf The coordinates according to him are "EL 5500, Long 128°34', Lat. 56°05'. The Google Maps photo is unfortunately too low-res to see anything there. Marc Freitag, (talk) 09:55, 13 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Ellis Hall?[edit]

Who the hell is Ellis Hall? I can't find a thing about him on the net anybody? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:53, 28 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Removed 'discussion' section[edit]

I removed an unsourced and very speculative 'discussion' section at the bottom of this article, which weaves a (quite engaging) tale about why the bomber flew on so long after the crew ejected. But it doesn't cite any sources save one broken link that didn't seem relevant in the first place, and some unnamed old-timer in a local town. Someone here mentions a Discovery Channel episode that might corroborate some of this conjecture. If they can identify that source, I don't have any problem with adding verified into back in. But until then I don't want WP to feed the conspiracy-minded. - J-Mo 05:30, 5 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

The Discovery Channel program was Lost Nuke - link is to the IMDB page. Shown last night on WNED (PBS station in Buffalo NY). (talk) 08:15, 4 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Discrepancy in locations[edit]

The article says "The aircraft commander steered the plane over Princess Royal Island to spare his crew having to parachute into the cold North Pacific, whereupon the crew bailed out. Before bailing out last, he set a turning course toward the open ocean using the autopilot." The article also mentions some of the crew having bailed into the ocean. However the crash coordinates are about 100 miles inland. The article needs to resolve this discrepancy and explain how the plane might have got there. Rolypolyman (talk) 13:34, 12 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Crash site claims[edit]

No evidence has been given to support the claim that human remains were found at the crash site, or that the plane was found nearly intact. It does not appear that any of the sources listed, including the 2004 documentary, make any direct statements on either of these points. AFHRH (talk) 19:55, 23 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Removed. Photos in this Environment Canada government report show that the plane crash site contains pieces of wreckage rather than anythign resembling an intact plane. (talk) 19:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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Bomb Found?[edit]

Please see this article from the Vancouver Sun: (talk) 01:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/canadian-army-interested-in-old-nuke-that-may-have-been-found-off-haida-gwaii[reply]

"The atomic bomb was jettisoned and detonated in mid-air"- was it ????[edit]

Recent articles saying that a reasonably intact piece of the bomb had been found underwater suggest that this claim might need to be reviewed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:41, 8 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

New article 27 NOV 16 http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/26/americas/canada-lost-bomb-update/index.html --- possible bomb material was not related to any military munitions Rgolfbravo (talk) 13:42, 27 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Edit by IP[edit]

Not sure removing this info was warrented. --Webmgr (talk) 14:53, 17 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]