1 of 20Gary Burfield (307th MMS, 1972-73)
This B-52-D was one we had loaded earlier in the day and was hit by a 'SAM', crippled but flew all the way back to the base. We were alerted it was coming in 'hot', all bombs had been dropped but still had the '50-cal' in it. The plane came in from the ocean side, touched down 3 different times before some of the tires blew on the last touchdown, pilot pulled up to try another pass, but it veered off to the right and crashed on the side of 'Buddha Mountain'. Large explosion and fire, you could hear the '50-cal' going off. This was an article from a newspaper sent to me from back in the states as you can most likely tell.