Crew Escapes U.S. Bomber in Training Crash

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Global Security Newswire Staff
Aug. 20, 2013, 6:02 a.m.

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.


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