Movistar Plus, Onza Distribution Pact World Sales on U.S. Nuclear Accident Doc ‘Palomares’ (Exclusive)

Movistar Plus, Onza Distribution Pact World Sales on U.S. Nuclear Accident Doc ‘Palomares’ (Exclusive)
Madrid-based Onza Distribution, producer of “The Department of Time,” has acquired international distribution rights to four-part doc series “Palomares: The Atomic Bomb Fiasco,” a stranger than fiction doc thriller about how in 1966 the U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped four hydrogen bombs on Spain.

Directed by Alvaro Ron, “Palomares” details, partly through an interview with its reserve pilot Major Larry G. Messinger, how on Jan. 17, 1966 a B52 bomber of the U.S. Air Force collided in mid-air with a Kc-135 tanker plane during a re-fueling mission. Four hydrogen bombs with 75-times the destructive force of Hiroshima fell to earth around a picturesque fishing village in eastern Spain, Palomares.

Some 1,600 military personnel from the most modern army in the world suddenly descended on Palomares, a village with gravel roads and no TV. Three bombs, undetonated, are found quickly.

But two, whose casings are broken, release plutonium dust into the air.

As the U.
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