B-52 60-0047 crashed in Guam

  • May 19, 2016 4:10pm GMT

May 18, 2016 - According to Military Times, "The Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense received a report of an aircraft incident at 8:50 a.m. Guam Waterworks Authority was requested to assist firefighting units on base, said spokeswoman Jenna Gaminde."

A B-52 of the 69th Bomb Squadron Knighthawks deployed from Minot AFB crashed at Andersen AFB in Guam. All seven aircrew members exited safely without any injuries. The crash is under investigation with more details to come. For spotters keeping track it was B-52 60-0047, nose art was Classy Chassis, North Dakota Payback, and was currently called Neanderthaul at the time of death.

The last major crash of a B-52 aircraft in Guam was in July 2008. The B-52 crashed into the ocean about 35 miles northwest of the island, killing all six flight crew on board. The plane had taken off from Andersen Air Force Base to perform a flyby in the Guam Liberation Day celebration.

For more details visit Military Times.