USAF B-52H bomber broke a wing, crashed into a fence – a document

WASHINGTON – An American bomber performing a routine training flight crashed into a fence and cut off a wing on November 12, according to a document published on social networks. The incident happened in Louisiana at the US Air Force base Barksdale. There is no information about casualties, but there is material damage, not only to the construction of the bomber.

USAF B-52 bomber broke a wing, crashed into a fence - a document
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A worksheet was circulated on social media informing the support center about the accident. The document was initially thought to be a forgery, but journalists from The Drive sent an inquiry to the BBC and received a positive response that the worksheet was genuine and the incident was a fact. So far no other details are known about the incident.

“While positioning the aircraft for a static display of the object, the aircraft crashed into the fence directly in front of the MXG [maintenance] building,” the statement said, saying it was sent by the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (2 AMXS). “No injuries were reported. All parts have been removed from the fence and the aircraft and there is significant damage to the top of the right-wing and the front wing outside the right outer tank.”

The U.S. military and base maintenance did not provide further details or comment on the cause of the crash. The crashed B-52 is known to have been on a routine flight, with experts claiming that aircraft of this type are often used for internal communications or mail between US bases.

USAF B-52H bomber broke a wing, crashed into a fence - a document
Photo credit: Wikipedia

Experts say the damage to the bomber and its scale will have to be checked first, but they suggest that repairing the body’s aircraft parts is expensive and time-consuming. BulgarianMilitary.com reminded you that 1962 was when the last B-52X was produced and came off the production line.

The United States has 76 bombers of this model and, as we know, is still in active civilian and military exploitation. Sources at BulgarianMilitary.com say that the number may be slightly higher, as it is assumed that several of the spare parts can be assembled in the warehouses of the US Air Force. There are B-52 warehouses at Davis-Montan Air Force Base in Arizona.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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