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Low-Flying B-52 Spotted In Wyoming, Jenison Areas

Posted at 3:25 PM, May 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-22 05:26:17-04
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File photo from airport’s Facebook page

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (May 21, 2014) — A low-flying aircraft prompted several concerned viewers to contact FOX 17 News Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, a B52 flew low near the airport at about 2:45 p.m., but it was nothing to worry about.

“Our air traffic control has requested the pilot fly low near the airport to give those in the area a nice view,” the airport’s Facebook page says. 

The flyover was a tribute to Lt. Col. David Raab, a 52-year-old Air Force pilot who recently passed away from cancer.

FOX 17 was contacted by viewers in the Wyoming and Jenison areas about the low flying aircraft.