B-52 crash is the fourth incident in the past year

A B-52 strategic bomber crashed in Guam. Here’s an excerpt from an AP article:

A US air force B-52 bomber has crashed off the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, the US coastguard has said.

The aircraft carrying six crew members went down while on its way to conduct a flyover in a parade to mark Monday’s anniversary of Guam’s 1944 liberation from Japanese occupation in the second world war.

Below is an article from KUAM news.

Today’s B-52 crash is fourth military aircraft incident in past year

by Ronna Sweeney, KUAM News
Monday, July 21, 2008

This latest incident, that remains under investigation, is the 4th accident involving a military aircraft that occurred on Guam over the past year. Back in March, a B-1b Lancer strategic bomber rolled independently at the Yigo base colliding with a group of emergency response vehicles. There were no injuries or fatalities as a result of the accident.

On February 23, the billion dollar B-2 Spirit stealth bomber crashed just after takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base making global headlines. Both pilots ejected from the aircraft prior to the crash that occurred on the Yigo base’s runway.

In June, an Accident Investigation Board revealed its findings into the crash and stated that a computer miscalculation was to blame for the incident.

On February 12, a Navy Ea-6b Prowler attached to the U.S.S. Kittyhawk strike group went down about 20 miles to the Northeast of AAFB. According to news files, the four-crew members on board were able to eject before the aircraft crashed in the water.

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