Did you hear about this incident? #phillipines #aircraft #lingofacts

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Seas and Oceans are often riddled with mystery from the Loch Ness monster in the Scottish Highlands to the infinite mysteries shrouding the Bermuda Triangle in the Western part of the North Atlantic Ocean. The Philippines sea holds a mystery of its own that was only revealed by the United States Pentagon in the 1980’s, a lost fighter jet holding a nuclear weapon!

It was reported that the incident happened in 1965 when a Navy Douglas A-4E Skyhawk piloted by Lieutenant Douglas M. Webster was being moved during a training session from a hangar to an elevator when it fell off the side. Till this day the plane along with its cargo, a B43 nuclear bomb have never been found and one can all but speculate what became of the plane and its dangerous consignment.

Source: http://www.filipiknow.net/surprising-trivia-from-philippine-history/