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    vidcc's Avatar there is no god
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    so much for pinpoint accuracy

    US bomber misses target for flypast at air show
    By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent

    An American B52 bomber flew from America for a flypast at the Farnborough Air Show yesterday but picked the wrong airfield.

    To the consternation of the announcer and spectators at the Hampshire airfield the US bomber could be seen over Blackbushe, five miles to the north-west.

    Show organisers initially appeared confused by the non-appearance of the bomber. "It didn't fly over Farnborough," one said. "It flew over Blackbushe instead.

    "You could just see it in the very clear distance. We don't really know what happened, it is being looked into."

    They later issued a statement saying: "We can confirm that the Boeing B52H Stratofortress did not arrive at the airfield".

    The B52 is known for its range - it can fly 8,800 miles without refuelling. It played a key role in the 2001 attack on Afghanistan and during the Iraq War.


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    Barbarossa's Avatar mostly harmless
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    Originally posted by vidcc@22 July 2004 - 00:05

    The B52 is known for its range - it can fly 8,800 miles without refuelling.
    With navigation like that it needs to!

    Wouldn't surpise me if the warning light kicks in after 4000 miles, to give them a decent chance to find somewhere to land...


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