Updated: A B-52H Stratofortress aircraft crashed at Andersen AFB in Guam shortly after take off at 08:30 Thursday local time. All 7 crew members are reported to be safe without injuries. According to Pacific Daily News,
The B-52 was deployed to Andersen from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the military’s continuous bomber presence mission in the Pacific.
The aircrew are members from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were performing a routine training mission.
The incident is under investigation and measures to mitigate possible environmental impacts are being taken. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Here’s another startling image from the scene of what’s reportedly a crashed B-52 at Andersen Air Force Base. pic.twitter.com/0pEqid7IU9
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Image courtesy of Rick Cruz/PDN via Pacific Daily News