Air Force B-1B Lancer Bomber Crashes In Montana, Crew Survives (Video)
Monday, August 19, 2013
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer crashed Monday near the Montana town of Broadus. Fortunately, the four-person crew was able to eject safely, albeit with some injures.
The crew consisted of two pilots and two weapon systems officers.
Col. Kevin Kennedy, the 28th Bomb Wing commander, said of the accident:
"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. Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with the crews and their families."
An investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
Keloland.com of South Dakota put together a television feature on recent crashes at Ellsworth Air Force Base. You'll find that video posted up top.