On February 13, 1950, the crew of B-36B, serial 44-92075 was forced to abandon the Peacemaker in icing conditions after flame was seen coming from three engines, which were then shut down.They jettisoned an unarmed Mk 4 nuclear bomb off the coast of British Columbia before the crew bailed out. George of the 7th Bomb Wing B-36 Association has provided some information about the events surrounding the crash: The aircraft was returning from Alaska when it crashed in British Columbia, Canada.
This might be an opportunity for a little underwater wreck-chasing.
The aircraft was taking part in cold weather maneuvers and was returning to home base.
The aircrew abandoned the aircraft when severe icing plus an engine fire endangered the crew. This was the second recorded B-36 crash in the history of the 7th Bomb Group.
Flight engineer Captain Samuel Baker retarded the spark, set the mixture controls to "normal", and set the engine RPMs to 2,500 to increase the power from the remaining engines.
Unknown to Captain Baker, the vibration from the guns had disabled the electrical systems controlling the spark settings and fuel mixture.