The Black Hills Pioneer reports that a B-1B strategic bomber attached to the 28th Bomb Wing crashed during a routine training mission near Broadus, Mont. on Monday.
According to staff at the Ellsworth Air Force Base, there was a total of four on board - two pilots and two weapon system officers. Before the crash, all four aircrew members managed to safely eject and suffered some injuries.
A thorough investigation by the Air Force will be underway, as they examine what caused the crash. According to internet searches, a single B1-B bomber costs more than $283 million.
Broadus, Mont. is located roughly 88 miles north of Gillette, as the crow flies.
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