BUFF Down

B-52 With 6 Airmen Crashes Off Guam

At least two people were recovered from the waters, but their condition was not immediately available, the Coast Guard said.

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, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Elizabeth Buendia.

“We have an active search that’s going to go on throughout the night,” she said Monday. The Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and local fire and police departments were involved.

The B-52 bomber based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana was en route to conduct a flyover in a parade when it crashed around 9:45 a.m. today about 30 miles northwest of Apra Harbor, the Air Force said.

No doubt more information will be available in the near future about the cause of the crash. For now let’s hope they find the rest of the crew.