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UNRECOVERED One-Megaton Nuclear Bomb In Philippine Sea Is Very Worrying

The incident happened on 1965 in Philippine waters is very worrying, why? The fact that there is a one-megaton nuclear bomb resting at the bottom of the Philippine sea.


On November 4, 1965 the USS Ticonderoga left the U.S. Naval base in Subic Bay, Philippines. On December 5, 1965, USS Ticonderoga was on the training exercise off Philippine sea, when the incident occured.

According to BritsinthePhilippines website, the Douglas A-4E Skyhawk was being rolled from the number 2 hanger bay on the USS Ticonderoga to the number 2 elevator when due to human error the Douglas A-4E Skyhawk together with B43 nuclear bomb fell over the side of the Aircraft Carrier.

The pilot, a junior grade Lieutenent Douglas M. Webster died and his body has never been recovered.

Up to this day the nuclear bomb and plane have never been recovered.

The incident was recorded from the deck log USS Ticonderoga

"Sunday 5 December 1965 From: Special Operations Area To: Yokosuka, Japan 12:00 to 16:00 ENTRY:- 14:50 WHILE BEING ROLLED FROM NO. 2 HANGER BAY TO NO. 2 ELEVATOR, A4E AIRCRAFT BU NO. 151022 OF VA-56, WITH PILOT LTJG D. M. WEBSTER USN, 668086 ABOARD, ROLLED OFF THE ELEVATOR AND SANK IN 2700 FATHOMS OF WATER AT 27*-33.2’N, 131*-19.3E.
signed by: J. S. McCABE LTJG USN"

The bomb now sits at a depth of 4,938 meters (16,200 feet) below the Philippine sea.

The accident was kept secret until the Pentagon confirms It Lost an H-Bomb Off Japan in 1965 but refused to disclose the location,according to New York Times archived.

Experts claim that because of the water pressure on the nuclear bomb at that depth it would have imploded, however there is no evidence to support this claim. 

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