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US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress makes an emergency landing at an air base in Britain

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US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress makes an emergency landing at an air base in Britain

The American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber with one engine failed made an emergency landing at Fairford Air Force Base in the English county of Gloucestershire. This is reported by local media.


The incident with the plane reportedly occurred on Thursday during a mission in the Mediterranean region. At about 15:00 (18:00 Moscow time), the American strategist gave a distress signal due to the failure of one of the aircraft's eight engines. The reason for the shutdown is the engine fire.

The B-52 of the US Air Force headed for Great Britain, after which it circled in the air for about two hours over the counties of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, burning fuel. At approximately 17:15 pm local. Time strategic bomber made a successful landing on seven engines at Fairford airbase, which is the location of the B-52 in European territory.

It is noted that a similar incident with the American B-52 strategic bomber at Fenford airbase happened in September this year. The plane that took off from the airbase was forced to interrupt the mission and return to the base due to an emergency on board. However, the military chose not to name the cause of the incident.

Fenford Air Base in the UK is used by the United States as a forward base for the deployment of its bombers in Europe. It was from this airbase that B-52 took off, bombing Yugoslavia and Iraq.
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  1. spech
    spech 4 December 2020 12: 01
    +1
    Flew and to hell with him.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 4 December 2020 12: 11
      +8
      the plane was forced to interrupt the mission and return to base

      Damn, mission failed. The world is in danger smile
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 4 December 2020 12: 35
        +3
        Quote: Thrall
        Damn, mission failed. The world is in danger

        Again Bashirov and Petrov poured salt into kerosene.
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 4 December 2020 12: 40
          +3
          It is strange that such a panic is due to one out of 8 engine that has failed. The fire was stopped, so you can easily fly on.
          1. Orange bigg
            Orange bigg 4 December 2020 13: 11
            -1
            Quote: Mitroha
            It is strange that such a panic is due to one out of 8 engine that has failed. The fire was stopped, so you can easily fly on.


            Yes, you are a specialist. The B-52 almost crashed, and you are being clever.
            The next mission of American B-52s to Europe ended in another emergency.

            A few hours ago, monitoring resources monitoring the air situation recorded an emergency signal from the American strategic bomber B-52, which, due to engine failure, intended to land at the RAF Fairford airbase, but was unable to do so due to congestion. as a result, it almost crashed near Birmingham.


            “One of the B-52H Stratofortress, which participated today in the flight according to the Global Power mission to the Arabian Peninsula region, is experiencing serious technical problems on the route of its return to the United States and is currently winding circles, burning fuel and intending to land at the British RAF Fairford airbase. ... Dispatching services assigned the emergency status to the board, ”reports the Telegram-community“ Operational Line ”.

            https://avia.pro/news/amerikanskiy-bombardirovshchik-b-52-edva-ne-razbilsya-nad-velikobritaniey
            1. Mitroha
              Mitroha 4 December 2020 13: 21
              -1
              Yes, you are a specialist. The B-52 almost crashed, and you are being clever.

              What kind of diarrhea letters? Or is it your humor joke like that?
              1. Orange bigg
                Orange bigg 4 December 2020 13: 40
                -1
                No, it looks like you are just kidding. The plane is being saved from falling and you wonder what happened so terrible? Well, the engine refused, think about it. Let it fly further. Only further it would simply not have flown. In my post above, there is a quote that says about the B-52 overload due to which there were problems when landing with one emergency engine. then it is possible that there would be no such problems even with one emergency engine.
                diarrhea letters

                I will be glad if you explain what it is. Even the letters from the phrases you utter have diarrhea? Nothing else comes to mind. Imagination is not enough. hi
                1. Mitroha
                  Mitroha 4 December 2020 14: 21
                  -2
                  The plane is saved from falling
                  Where in the article did he fall, where tell me? And where is the overload of the plane from the news described?
                  I am discussing what is described in this article, and you seem to be discussing your links. Continue to discuss them, you can even with yourself, but do not involve the rest of the people in this. laughing
                2. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 4 December 2020 15: 16
                  0
                  Excuse me, but what was it overloaded with bombs, I could have returned to Diego Garcia so as not to suffer.
          2. Kuroneko
            Kuroneko 4 December 2020 13: 17
            +3
            Quote: Mitroha
            It is strange that such a panic is due to one out of 8 engine that has failed. The fire was stopped, so you can easily fly on.

            Not allowed. If the army equipment does not function 100% - all the more so, a strategic bomber (and very few countries have them in service at all) - there is definitely an urgent need to interrupt the mission and land. And then it takes a long time to figure out why this happened. So that such jambs do not happen in wartime.
            1. Mitroha
              Mitroha 4 December 2020 13: 26
              -2
              Are you talking about the regulations? Tasks, kmk, must be completed if possible. How much has the flight range reduced on 7 out of 8 engines?
              And if, while they were circling producing fuel, the remaining 7 lit up, and they would have banged at the base with people, and then they still conditionally flew their task when developing fuel
              1. Kuroneko
                Kuroneko 4 December 2020 13: 33
                +1
                Quote: Mitroha
                Tasks, kmk, must be completed if possible.

                This is a strategist. Those few armies of the world that have them are literally blown away from them - the Russian army as well. Well, a round trip for two hours over Britain meant that there was confidence that everything would be in order with the rest of the engines. So we just minimized the possible risks when landing, having finished off the fuel.
                1. Mitroha
                  Mitroha 4 December 2020 13: 39
                  -2
                  it means that there was confidence that everything would be in order with the rest of the engines. So we just minimized the possible risks when landing, having finished off the fuel.

                  Well, since there was confidence, then nothing prevented the task from being completed.
                  What are you trying to convey to me, I understand. Well, about the risks, it is clear, and about the regulations, one thing is clear, one thing is not clear, in the air, as a result, they circled as much as during the assignment, so it was really necessary to do this over residential areas? England is not that big
          3. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 4 December 2020 14: 31
            +2
            Quote: Mitroha
            It is strange that such a panic is due to one out of 8 engine that has failed. The fire was stopped, so you can easily fly on.

            There is nothing strange, everything is according to the "checklist". Violation of any point of the "checklist" threatens with a fine for the crew, and this is the minimum penalty.
            1. Mitroha
              Mitroha 4 December 2020 14: 33
              -1
              Interestingly, and in combat conditions, they will also act, at least out of habit? laughing
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 4 December 2020 14: 58
                +1
                Quote: Mitroha
                Interestingly, and in combat conditions, they will also act, at least out of habit?

                To break the "check list", it will be more expensive for yourself. I could give examples from conversations with American officers, but this is no longer a comment. Much was for me, even wild. But everyone has their own orders, and views that are opposite to ours.
          4. Rzzz
            Rzzz 4 December 2020 16: 35
            0
            Quote: Mitroha
            The fire was stopped, fly yourself calmly on.

            No, they don't do that in aviation. Until the reason is eliminated, you cannot fly. If it is already flying, run to the nearest aerodrome.
            So, although they are despicable bourgeois vultures, they did everything competently.
        2. churka
          churka 4 December 2020 13: 10
          -1
          not salt poured, but poured into the tank.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 4 December 2020 14: 34
            -1
            Quote: churka
            not salt poured, but poured into the tank.

            What was still missing was to spend your urine on minke whales.
        3. Stasi
          Stasi 4 December 2020 14: 16
          +2
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Again Bashirov and Petrov poured salt into kerosene.

          Not them this time.
          Vasily Alibabaevich again took up the old, he dilutes kerosene with urine (whose - he does not say, radish) ...

          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 4 December 2020 14: 35
            -1
            Quote: Stasi
            kerosene dilutes with urine (whose - does not speak, radish) ...

            Why? He said "donkey urine".
            1. Stasi
              Stasi 4 December 2020 14: 40
              +1
              Quote: tihonmarine
              Why? He said "donkey urine".

              Donkey he was domestic, he diluted Soviet gasoline, a different approach is needed to bourgeois aviation kerosene than to gasoline of brands:

              - А-66....ГОСТ 2084-67....0-60
              - А-72....ГОСТ 2084-67....0-70
              - А-76....ГОСТ 2084-67....0-75
        4. Alex777
          Alex777 4 December 2020 19: 46
          +1
          Again Bashirov and Petrov

          So we wish the USAF more good and different incidents. fellow
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 15
            +1
            Quote: Alex777
            So we wish the USAF more good and different incidents.

            Thank you, respected, I'm only FOR!
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 4 December 2020 20: 18
              0
              And I'm for it, definitely! drinks
      2. KOLORADO73
        KOLORADO73 4 December 2020 12: 58
        -3
        Fairford Air Force Base of the Royal Air Force! British bombers will meet the stratospheric fortress!
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 December 2020 12: 02
    +1
    the American strategist sent a distress signal due to the failure of one of the plane's eight engines. The reason for the shutdown is the engine fire.
    It's a pity that it didn't burn out completely (the crew doesn't count)
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 4 December 2020 12: 31
      -1
      I-iii, laughing Someone sorry for the Merikatos plane! laughing Allies, cry into the vest of the Merikatos! wassat
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 4 December 2020 12: 37
        -3
        Quote: aszzz888
        Someone pity the Merikatos plane! Allies, cry into the vest of the Merikatos!

        Yes, Uncle Sam's mongrels make a tear.
  3. Smirnoff
    Smirnoff 4 December 2020 12: 08
    +19
    Everyone has incidents. He is not the first, he is not the last ...
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 4 December 2020 12: 15
    -3
    It would be better if it collapsed in the air, otherwise it will probably bomb our cities! !!
    1. Dangerous
      Dangerous 4 December 2020 12: 21
      0
      Our gallant AA defenses won't let him!
    2. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 12: 55
      0
      B-52H bomb only "Papuans" - the same as our "strategists". Against a serious enemy - only KR
      1. faiver
        faiver 4 December 2020 13: 24
        +1
        Against a serious enemy - only KR
        - maybe all the same ballistic?
        1. Bersaglieri
          Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 14: 52
          +1
          ICBMs are superpower deterrence weapons. Something that does not apply in reality :)
      2. Bersaglieri
        Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 18: 53
        +1
        Again, the uneducated oligophrenics minus ... wi-wai, mournful mind, if only they wrote a comment :)
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 23
          0
          Quote: Bersaglieri
          Again, oligophrenic uneducated minus ... wi-wai, mournful mind, even if they wrote a comment

          The mongrel "toy" cannot bark, but whine, and yelp from the master's bag.
          1. Barabanshik
            Barabanshik 4 December 2020 20: 29
            -3
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Quote: Bersaglieri
            Again, oligophrenic uneducated minus ... wi-wai, mournful mind, even if they wrote a comment

            The mongrel "toy" cannot bark, but whine, and yelp from the master's bag.

            If Vlad were just whining, they would throw complaints about .. Wagging their tails in front of the curators .. hi
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 52
              0
              Quote: Barabanshik
              If Vlad were just whining, they are throwing complaints .. Wagging their tails in front of the curators

              They whine and bark at the fence, but they are afraid to write. Such a "mongrel" heart.
          2. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 49
            0
            Quote: tihonmarine
            The mongrel "toy" cannot bark, but whine, and yelp from the master's bag.

            And where do you get so many of you, these mongrels?
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 14: 38
      -1
      Quote: Thrifty

      -1
      It would be better if it collapsed in the air, otherwise it will probably bomb our cities! !!

      Look how many "mongrels" of the state got out, I can't even believe it. "Ozetites" do not work.
      1. Bersaglieri
        Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 14: 54
        0
        It happens :) Well, the "materiel" is not studied, it happens.
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 21
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      It would be better if it collapsed in the air, otherwise it will probably bomb our cities! !!

      I approve !!! The shtatovskie mongrels are foaming, we got the goat dad.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 December 2020 12: 20
    +2
    American strategists have become frequent with emergency and forced landings. At the same time, they shy away around the world, including with nuclear weapons. At first they lost bombs (and more than once), now they are urgently looking for a suitable place where they can fall softer. Probably someone ruined karma (just kidding).
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 December 2020 12: 40
    +1
    I thought this chaise could fly without half the dviguns, but he had only one refusal - byada.
    Once I saw the disaster of such a barn on YouTube, my dear mother, there is such an explosion, I thought it would blow half of the airfield, oddly enough, no one else was injured except him.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 29
      -2
      Quote: Ros 56
      I thought this chaise could fly without half the dviguns, but he had only one refusal - byada.

      Well, so they stuffed 8 dviguns to take off somehow, well, and sits down. If everything was "okay" then 4x was enough.
      How they burned, when we used Shilka in Vietnam, all of America stood up for the ban on flights of the B-52. To pay tribute to the pilots of the US Air Force, they saved their face and refused to return home. But they took it off in full.
      The old pilots of the SA Air Force remember who piled on them and what they piled on. Therefore, everyone is still silent.
  7. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 12: 54
    +2
    He still had 7
  8. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 4 December 2020 13: 51
    0
    I wonder why the B-52s that bombed Yugoslavia did not hit the downed air defense?

    These bombers were shot down in Vietnam, and why the air defense of Yugoslavia could not shoot down a single one?
    1. uav80
      uav80 4 December 2020 14: 32
      +2
      At first, the B-52s did not enter the zone of operation of the Yugoslavian air defense system, using AGM-86C missiles with a launch range of up to 900 km, after suppressing the main air defense forces (more than 50% of the Yugoslav air defense systems) and due to large failures of the AGM-86C missiles, they began to use AGM missiles -142 with a launch range of 90 km, followed by conventional high-explosive bombs. That is, having started with expensive "smart" weapons, the Americans have again come to cheap "stupid" ones. About "point" strikes was forgotten, at least in relation to the B-52. Moreover, they used electronic warfare very actively, which was not practically used by the Vietnamese, of course the jammers were then, but they did not act so actively and efficiently.
      1. Bersaglieri
        Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 15: 03
        +1
        Was the B-52H used in Yugoslavia for "carpets"? In Afghanistan, yes. In Yugoslavia, no.
    2. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 4 December 2020 15: 02
      0
      Because the missile carriers :)
  9. StroiaBat
    StroiaBat 4 December 2020 16: 58
    0
    It is a pity that this monster did not collapse on the airfield ... negative
  10. Old26
    Old26 4 December 2020 18: 37
    +1
    Quote: Ros 56
    I thought this chaise could fly without half the dviguns, but he had only one refusal - byada.
    Once I saw the disaster of such a barn on YouTube, my dear mother, there is such an explosion, I thought it would blow half of the airfield, oddly enough, no one else was injured except him.

    It can fly for sure even if several engines fail. But in any case, failure of one of several engines leads to the termination of the flight. This applies to both military and civilian vehicles.
    In 1963, my parents and I flew on the IL-18 on the route Tashkent-Moscow. About an hour after the flight, the engine # 1 failed. As a result, the plane did not fly to Moscow, although technically it could, but landed at the Baku airport

    Quote: tralflot1832
    Excuse me, but what was it overloaded with bombs, I could have returned to Diego Garcia so as not to suffer.

    Fuel. It took off with maximum refueling, and everything else. It was necessary that the landing weight did not exceed the permissible

    Quote: Bersaglieri
    Because the missile carriers :)

    It is not yet known what kind of bombers they are. "Nuclear", falling under the scope of the START-3 treaty or "non-nuclear", intended for use by the WTO
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 20: 46
      0
      Quote: Old26
      In 1963, my parents and I flew on the IL-18 on the route Tashkent-Moscow. About an hour after departure, engine # 1 failed. As a result, the plane did not fly to Moscow,

      And how many such cases have we and "them", no one is immune from this. So the pilots made a smart decision.
  11. Old26
    Old26 7 December 2020 18: 40
    0
    Quote: tihonmarine
    How they burned, when we used Shilka in Vietnam, all of America stood up for the ban on B-52 flights.

    Burned from "Shilka"? Why not from PM or TT, not to mention AK ??? If anyone shot down B-52s in Vietnam, then our S-75s, and not "Shilki", you dear, have reported ...