B-1B Bomber Crashes in Southeastern Montana

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According to internet searches, a single B1-B bomber costs more than $283 million. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
According to internet searches, a single B1-B bomber costs more than $283 million. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

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.

For more information, visit the Black Hills Pioneer at http://www.bhpioneer.com/local_n....

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