Bomber Lands Safely After Flap Falls Off

From United Press International

A B-52 bomber landed safely Monday after a control flap fell off a wing after takeoff for a training flight, the Air Force said.

The 3-by-9-foot inboard flap was recovered in a field about five miles from the base and was being studied by experts from the Air Force and the manufacturer, the Boeing Co. There was no immediate word on the cause of the accident.

Staff Sgt. Brad Kadrich, a base spokesman, said there were 10 people aboard the plane.