Danes Want Fresh Look into 1968 Crash

Danish politicians last week approved a new probe into the circumstances surrounding the 1968 crash of a B-52 bomber off the coast of northern Greenland near Thule Air Base. The aircraft was purportedly carrying four nuclear bombs, one of which was supposedly never recovered. Earthtimes.org reported Jan. 7 that the Danish Institute for International Studies will lead a comprehensive review and the Danish health ministry will look into whether the missing bomb posed a radiation risk, citing Danish news and government sources. Last year, a BBC documentary revealed previously classified documents that shed new light on the mishap, spawning new interest and concern. (For more on the crash, read the Nov. 11, 2008 report by Britain’s Daily Mail.)