May 19, 2016 shows a US B-52 bomber just after it crashed at Andersen Air Force Base on the Pacific island of Guam. The B52 bomber crashed at the US airbase on Guam but all seven crew escaped unharmed, officials said. / AFP / KUAM News / STR /
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A B-52 bomber was left a fiery wreck after crashing at a U.S. airbase on the Pacific island of Guam Thursday but all seven crew escaped unharmed, officials said.The plane, part of the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, was deployed to Andersen from Minot in North Dakota and was performing a routine training mission.Guam is a U.S. territory and considered a key military hub by Washington, boosting its security presence in the Asia-Pacific, with the long-range B-52H seen as its most combat capable bomber.It is not the first accident on Guam, with an American B-52 crashing off the territory in July 2008, killing all six crew on board.This followed a B-2 stealth bomber going down near Guam after taking off from Andersen Air Force Base in February that year.
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