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Global Security Newswire

Crew Escapes U.S. Bomber in Training Crash

August 20, 2013

A U.S. Air Force crew ejected from a B-1 bomber that ran violently aground during a Monday training flight, the Associated Press reported.

Each of the four personnel sustained "some injuries," according to a air service statement, which also noted the reason for the crash remained unknown.

The 28-year-old strategic aircraft slammed into a secluded area of southeastern Montana after departing from Ellsworth Air Force Base in North Dakota.

 

The base has suspended air missions pending a probe of the incident, said Col. Kevin Kennedy, who heads the facility's 28th Bomb Wing. The base hosts 27 additional B-1 bombers, which previously had a nuclear-weapons delivery role but now carry only conventional munitions.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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