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RAFG Brüggen

Last modified: 20 May 2018, submitted by: Joker
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Country: Germany    Region: NRW

Locale: Brüggen

Latitude: 51° 11' 57" N     Longitude: 6° 47' 7" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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Former Royal Air Force Germany airbase Brüggen. After closure taken over by British Army (See BFG ELMPT (JAVELIN BARRACKS).

Declassified docs revealed that on May 3, 1984 a WE177 nuclear bomb was involved in an accident during transport!
Though the weapon had seriously been damaged it did not detonate http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121026065214/http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/C3FEB537-53A9-4173-8210-95C0886AB273/0/raf_bruggen_boi.pdf
Note: this event was NOT a 'Broken Arrow' incident as the weapon involved was of UK origin and not a US weapon!
Personnel directly involved had been subject to corrective actions.

Boeing Phantom II http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/ff4.aspx
Sepecat Jaguar http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fjagu.aspx
Panavia Tornado http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/ftornadoadv.aspx

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