Montana: B1 Bomber Crashes, Crew Escapes With Only Minor Injuries

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The four-person crew of a B1 bomber that crashed in Montana on Monday escaped with minor injuries.

The crash happened Monday morning near Broadus, in a remote area of southeast Montana.

Col. Kevin Kennedy of the 28th Bomb Wing at the Ellsworth Air Force near Rapid City told the Argus Leader that the two pilots and two weapons systems officers ejected before the crash.

The aircraft was on what is being termed as a routine training mission.

Residents of Ekalaka told KPAX that the emergency sires in the town were activated between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and the volunteer fire department responded to the crash. The Carter County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the crash.

Ranchers say there has been a plume of smoke rising into the sky ever since the crash. 

The U.S. Air Force is investigating what happened.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.