Lighting fast

The damaged tail of Aircraft 60-051, a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 307th Bomb Wing, waits to be removed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 1, 2018. The tail was damaged beyond repair when lightning struck it upon final approach during a routine training mission. Pilots were able to land the B-52 without incident after the strike. The jet, sporting a different tail reclaimed from another decommissioned B-52, awaits its next mission in the background. Maintainers from the 307th Maintenance Squadron were able to have the B-52 ready to fly again in just a couple of weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/release)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Ted Daigle
VIRIN: 180201-F-YH293-1020.JPG
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