b 52 Crashes off Guam Coast  

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An Air Force B-52 bomber crashed off the island of Guam. The aircraft was on it's way to conduct a flyover in a parade when it crashed around about 30 miles north-west of Apra Harbour.
So far, it's known that 2 people were recovered from the water but their conditions are not known yet.

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. The Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and local fire and police departments were involved.

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This is certainly a tragedy. I hope the others involved in this accident are found. Search and rescue for these types of incidents don't usually seem to go well.

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