American strategic B-52, flying to "bomb" Crimea, nearly crashed over the Atlantic - ran out of fuel

An attempt by the United States to work out another blow to Crimea ended in complete failure.

The American strategic b-52 bomber, which took off from an air base in the southern United States, almost crashed over the Atlantic - when approaching the eastern coast of the United States, the aircraft could not replenish fuel supplies in time, and if the flight continued, it could have crashed over the Atlantic Ocean due to lack of fuel in the tanks.

It is reported that the plane was supposed to take part in an air show in the Czech Republic, after which, to make an unplanned visit to the Black Sea, and then return to the United States, however, all plans were thwarted.

“The American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber, which was supposed to make a 30-hour non-stop flight from Louisiana to the Czech Republic and back to participate in the annual NATO Days in the Island air show, did not take place due to technical reasons, the United States Embassy in Prague said. ... "The flight of the B-52, which was supposed to be part of the American formation over Ostrava, Prague and Plzen in the Czech Republic, had to be canceled at the last minute due to technical problems with the tanker aircraft," the message says. It was planned that the B-52H strategic bomber, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, will make a 30-hour non-stop flight from Barksdale airbase in the US state of Louisiana to Czech airspace and back. ", - about it сообщает Russian news agency Interfax.

It should be clarified that this is far from the first incident with American strategic bombers since the beginning of this year, which does not exclude the possibility that extremely close flights of American aircraft near Russian borders may well lead to an emergency, although it is obvious that Washington prefers not to think about it.