Drought may soon yield mysterious WWII-era bomber beneath Lake Mead

February 5, 2015 6:47 PM

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Drought may soon yield mysterious WWII-era bomber beneath Lake Mead

Water levels are at their lowest at Nevada's Lake Mead leading the National Park Sevice to allow permits for recreational diving at the site of a downed B-29 bomber. (National Park Service)

The drought that has parched much of the southwest may soon yield a mystery that has rested at the bottom of Nevada's Lake Mead for nearly 70 years, a B-29 bomber that went down carrying a top-secret missile defense system that may have actually caused the crash.

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