B-52 bomber jet crashes at US Air Force base in Guam

| Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 09:22
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The huge bomber crashed at Andersen Air Force Base about

Washington: A B-52 bomber jet crashed on Thursday at a US Air Force base in Guam during a training mission, with all seven crew members safe.

The huge bomber crashed at Andersen Air Force Base about 8.30 a.m., no injuries were reported, the base said.

Orange flames and thick smoke rose from a plane's charred remnants at the base, in images distributed by KUAM-TV show, CNN reported.

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"The incident is under investigation and measures to mitigate possible environmental impacts are being taken," the base said.

The B-52 is from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. The crew members are from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron.

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