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BOMBER-ALERT: US Air Force B-52 bomber ‘sends distress signal’ after mid air emergency

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Published on 28 Sep 2020 / In Film and Animation

According to tracking website Flightradar 24, the aircraft transmitted a “squawk code 770, indicating general emergency, near Tewkesbury, UK”.

The aircraft had call signs BALOO51 and BALOO52 and both were flying at an altitude of over 9,000 feet.

According to Flightradar 24 the aircraft that issued the warning had the call sign BALOO52 and was built in January 1961, though it will have gone through several upgrades and refurbishments.

The US Air Force later said the plane was on a training mission when it experienced a "general in flight emergency" .

Its crew issued the warning to ensure full access to RAF Fairford, where it is currently operating from, and it landed safely.

Currently, there are six US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers based at RAF Fairford, in the Cotswolds.

The US Air Force recently announced that B-52’s from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota and operating out of RAF Fairford have been taking part in operations over the Black Sea.

The mission was designed to train U.S. forces to operate and communicate while integrating with joint, NATO and partner nations.

The B-52 is capable of carrying 20 nuclear cruise missiles and has been on the front line of America's defence arsenal since the mid-50s.
All the information in this video came from the:https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/....12771100/us-air-forc

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Comrade Pikachu
Comrade Pikachu 14 days ago

These machines are AWESOME! Crazy how fast and streamline those jets are!!!

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