B-1 Bomber Crashes in Southeast Montana, 4 crews ejected

In a B-1 bomber crash on Monday morning (Aug. 19), four crews - two pilots and two weapon systems officers safely ejected out and dropped over Broadus, Montana with minor injuries.
Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing commander said:
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.
The US's 28th Bomb Wing is housed by Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. At the moment, there are about 60 B-1's in the U.S. Air Force fleet.
Local residents assisted in reporting the said incident. Ranchers near or at least within a certain proximity to the B-1 bomber crash site reported that they've seen several parachutes coming out from the plane.

Ellsworth Air Force Base said it is now on the way to conducting investigations to determine what really caused the bomber crash.

Sometime in 2001, a certain B-1 bomber met an accident somewhere in the Indian Ocean - it crashed near the island of Diego Garcia.

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