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B52 IFE Mildenhall (MORE PHOTOS ADDED)

Post by Dave934 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 pm

A massive thank you to Bollo.
ImageIMG_3035a by Dave Allen, on Flickr
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Zonan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:36 pm

Did I miss something?
Was there an engine fire? I saw this bird fly over my home in the Netherlands in the morning, together with a second one.

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Binks92 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:45 pm

Excellent Dave well done mate 👍

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Punkrunner62 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:51 am

Well caught Dave, glad to see the crew all safe.
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by paddyboy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:56 am

Top work, Dave :thumbs:

Glad it had a good ending :whistle:

Better get a replacement Pratt & Whitney double quick, oh, and a large towbar :lol:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Seacat192 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:46 am

Great set of photos covering the minutes after the safe landing :thumb:

I bet this arrival livened things up along the perimeter roads last night......................


Right place, right time - thanks for posting :thumb:


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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Magpie » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:20 am

Great set thanks for sharing.
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by chrissly » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 am

Good to see it's safe on deck. ADSB showed grnd a 100 mtrs before the A11... Is there aleady an answer on the ATC question wether they brought their own tow? :P :P

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:36 am

Great shots Dave, certainly something you don't see every day! Different as well so well caught. :)

Zonan, yes, diverted after declaring an IFE when over the UK - 1 engine shut down due to overheating followed by a second as a result of an engine fire.
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by atech » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:02 am

Ah, the dreaded 6 engine approach

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by toom317 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:06 am

Zonan wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Did I miss something?
Was there an engine fire? I saw this bird fly over my home in the Netherlands in the morning, together with a second one.
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by stamford4782 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 am

Thanks for posting the Pics - those of us that do not live nearby rely on people like Dave.
Presumably has now been towed from the runway. Where will the spare engine come from - I assume there are spares at Minot and Barksdale and who will fit - a specialist crew flown in?

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Dave934 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:38 am

Thanks for the comments everyone, it's appreciated.
stamford4782 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 am
Thanks for posting the Pics - those of us that do not live nearby rely on people like Dave.
Posting the photos on FC is the least I could do. I wouldn't have got them if it wasn't for Fighter Control, and it's members, there are some great guys on here !!
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by falconfighting » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:18 am

Oh now that is a great capture
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by IMarsh » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:50 pm

Awesome sequence

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by BOLLO » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:24 pm

Nice one Dave lad,glad you answered ya phone in time .lol
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by 3Greens » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:53 pm

Excellent picture report Dave :thumbs: Some of the r/t was broken from my distance but I soon realised it was going a bit 'pearshaped'. I certainly concur on the availability of the towbar - in Mildenhall's historical status as a major hub with long runway to accommodate larger aircraft in the USAF fleet then when 'Global Power' is in action they should be able to fully support those crews in an emergency situation - I guess they had already been in the air for probably 18 hours, so a big salute to them and so pleased they are safe.
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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Knife 04 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:44 pm

Nice coverage Dave with some great photos

As Keith has said lets all be pleased that the crew are down safe, all is good and a big salute - think there are too many 'what ifs' / 'why nots' over on the other section insinuating the USAF did not know what they were doing. Handled well for an unexpected issue and all are safe

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Pi » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:03 pm

Great shots

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Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Post by Dave934 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:16 pm

Knife 04 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:44 pm
As Keith has said lets all be pleased that the crew are down safe, all is good and a big salute - think there are too many 'what ifs' / 'why nots' over on the other section insinuating the USAF did not know what they were doing. Handled well for an unexpected issue and all are safe
One thing I can say is the fire crews were all over it in seconds....I'm extremely impressed with their professionalism. Hats off to them.
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