An Air Force B-52 bomber that was headed towards Guam for a flyover in celebration of the islands Liberation Day has crashed. Two have been rescued from the waters, but the search remains for the others that were on board the B-52.
Six vessels, three helicopters, two F-15 fighter jets and a B-52 bomber were involved in the search, which had covered about 70 square miles of ocean, Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Elizabeth Buendia said.“We have an active search that’s going to go on throughout the night,” she said Monday. The Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and local fire and police departments were involved.
The crash is the second this year for the Air Force in/near Guam. Back in February a Stealth Bomber crashed immediately after take-off.