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B-1 Bomber from Ellsworth, SD crashes. Aircrew ejects safely

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B-1 Bomber Ellsworth Air Force Base
B-1 Bomber Ellsworth Air Force Base

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE – A B-1B bomber with the 28th Bomb Wing crashed near Broadus, Mont. during a routine training mission today.

There were two pilots and two weapon systems officers on board. All four members of the aircrew safely ejected with some injuries.

"We are actively working to ensure the safety of the crew members and have sent first responders to secure the scene and work closely with local authorities at the crash site,” said Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing commander. "Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with the crews and their families,"

The Air Force will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

 

 

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