B-52 Crashes at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, Smoke Seen For Miles

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Photo source: KUAM

The United States Air Force says a B-52 crashed on Guam shortly after takeoff Wednesday.

According to the AP, all seven crew members made it out safe.

The crash set off a huge blaze that was seen from miles.

From 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.”

“It’s too early to comment on what happened,” Guam Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas told the station, “We assure the public this does not appear to be an attack, and we highly discourage anyone from spreading assumptions, or any information that does not come from (the Office of) Civil Defense or the military itself.”

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

Andersen Air Force Base is 4 miles northeast of Yigo near Agafo Gumas in the United States territory of Guam.

Photo source: KUAM
Photo source: KUAM
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