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B-52 crashes off coast of Guam

7/21/2008 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) -- A B-52 Stratofortress crashed today at approximately 9:45 a.m. local time off the northwest coast of Guam. Emergency responders are on scene working to locate the six crewmembers on board. No information is available regarding the status of the crew.

The B-52 was deployed to Andersen AFB from Barksdale AFB, La., as part of the Department of Defense's continuous bomber presence mission in the Pacific.

A board of officers will investigate the accident. More information will be released as soon as it becomes available.



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