The B-52 had aborted take-off before catching fire and crashing, according to a statement from Pacific Air Force public affairs.

It is understood that all seven crew members safely left the aircraft after the incident at 08:30 local time (22:30 GMT Wednesday) at Andersen Air Force Base.

The B-52 bomber was deployed to the US island territory from North Dakota as part of the US military’s continuous presence in the Pacific.

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Francis Xavier Sowerby Thomas

Christ that’s horrifying, good that everyone got out. I imagine it’s a long walk to the other end of one of those things.

Tracey-Damo Ward
5 years ago

Thank God the crew are safe

Richard Petch
5 years ago

Huge waste of money there

Ben Carmichael
5 years ago
Reply to  Richard Petch

Who cares about money. People’s lives were are risk.

James Gale
5 years ago
Reply to  Richard Petch

Aircraft can be replaced lives cannot

Damian Halpin
5 years ago

2 planes down in 1 day. Not good 🙁

Kanishk Dhanker
5 years ago
Reply to  Damian Halpin

Coincidence Or Conspiracy ?

Damian Halpin
5 years ago
Reply to  Damian Halpin

I just hate to think of that saying that things happen in 3s. I hope not.

Charlie Ward
5 years ago

Josh Lamb

Robert Stewart
5 years ago

A terrible shame as above glad crew are OK.

Colin McCourt
5 years ago

Glad all were ok. Planes can always be replaced.

Dan Rolph
5 years ago

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