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Bomber engine catches fire at AAFB

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - A bomber engine caught fire this morning at Andersen Air Force Base.  According to Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Lieutenant Colonel Ken Hoffman, a B-2 aircraft deployed to AAFB, experienced a minor engine fire during a routine engine start at approximately 6:50 this morning.  Assigned maintenance, ground crew and fire department personnel were able to quickly extinguish the engine bay fire. 

The B-2 is currently deployed to AAFB but is homebased at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.  Lt. Colonel Hoffman added that post-event maintenance assessments of the aircraft engine bay are currently underway and if required, a board of officers will convene for a more formal investigation of the event. 

One individual was seen at the medical clinic for potential inhalation of fire suppressant.

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