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B-1 Bomber Collides Into Emergency Vehicles At Andersen Air Force Base
acific News Center Staff Reporter 07.MAR.08
9:40 p.m. Guam - Air Force officials are investigating the collision of a B-1 Bomber with emergency vehicles on the taxiway up at Andersen Air Force Base. Air Force Spokesman Capt. Joel Stark confirms that the B-1 Bomber was in transit from Singapore to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota and had landed at AAFB for an inflight emergency. Capt. Stark couldn't disclose what the emergency was but did say the B-1 Bomber apparently had rolled while on the taxiway and collided into the vehicles just after 12 p.m. Friday. Capt. Stark says there were no injuries since the crew of the aircraft had exited just before the incident occurred.

This is the third incident involving a military aircraft here on Guam and in the region. Two weeks ago, a B-2 Bomber deployed to Guam from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, crashed just after take off. The site where the $1.2 billion aircraft has since been cordoned off and a board of officers are still investigating that incident. One of the two pilots who ejected from the B-2 Bomber was medivac to Hawaii for treatment. The other pilot was treated and released from Navy Hospital.

Last month, a Navy EA-6B prowler, assigned to the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, crashed into waters north of Guam. The four crew members, including the pilot ejected from the air craft and were picked up by rescue teams. They were treated and released from Navy Hospital. - Pacific News Center - Guam, Saipan, CNMI, Asia-Pacific

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