- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita museum is asking for contributions to help repair a bomber that sustained more than $20,000 in damage during a recent storm.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/29N75hI ) reports that debris flew into the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber earlier this month when a storm ripped the roof off a McConnell Air Force Base building that is adjacent to the Kansas Aviation Museum.

Interim museum executive director Lon Smith says a large piece of sheet metal from the roof wrapped around the right wing of the B-52. The left gear-well door was also damaged by another piece of sheet metal.

Smith said the damage makes the plane less presentable.

B-52s are long-range, heavy bombers designed and built by Boeing. Smith says the “52” indicates the year the planes were first produced.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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