Film opens showing closeup of a smashed aircraft landing gear at a crash site. A large group of men stand near the burned remains of U.S. Air Force B-52D Stratofortress, 56-0594, of the 22d Bomb Wing, that crashed at 0730 hours, shortly after takeoff from March Air Base in California. An armed airman stands in the foreground. A fire truck is parked near the wreckage. Scene shifts to recovery workers combing through smouldering debris. Medics carry covered remains from the area, on a stretcher, past an Air Force cinematographer filming the scene. Closeup of a medic in white red cross helmet wearing a breathing mask, standing near workers placing charred remains in a plastic bag and tagging it. An Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and a Captain, standing with civilians at the site. View of the plane tail and part of fuselage silhouetted against gray sky. Remains of a farm animal. Airman shoveling ashes over smouldering debris. An aircraft circling over the crash site. A fire truck parked next to wreckage. Camera pans over remains of aircraft tail section. Closeup of landing gear wheels with tires and fire fighters moving hose through through smouldering debris in background. Firefighters at their truck. (Note: the crash site is a plowed farm field at Sunnymead, approximately 2.5 miles SE of March AFB.)
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