B-1B Bomber from South Dakota Crashes in Montana
The crash site above looks scary, but luckily the four crew members on the B-1B bomber that crashed in a remote area in Montana Monday (August 19) morning were able to eject and survive with non-life threatening injuries.
The plane is based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and crashed near Broadus, Montana around 9:30 Monday morning. The two pilots and two weapons systems officers ejected and were taken by air and by ambulance to two South Dakota hospitals.
It’s the first time since 2001 that a B-1B bomber (valued at $283 million) has been destroyed in a crash. Ellsworth has temporarily shut down flights while maintenance and operations group commanders can ensure their safety.