B-1 Crashes near Broadus, Mont.; all 4 crew members ejected safe - KOTA Territory News

B-1 Crashes near Broadus, Mont.; all 4 crew members ejected safely

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The Powder River Training Complex is located in southeast Montana (EAFB map) The Powder River Training Complex is located in southeast Montana (EAFB map)
© (KOTA News) A convoy of first responders from EAFB was dispatched to the crash site © (KOTA News) A convoy of first responders from EAFB was dispatched to the crash site
First responders at the crash site, an orange parachute visible left of the ambulance. First responders at the crash site, an orange parachute visible left of the ambulance.
All 4 crew members ejected safely.  This shows one of their orange and white ejector seat parachutes at the crash site All 4 crew members ejected safely. This shows one of their orange and white ejector seat parachutes at the crash site

The Air Force confirms that a B-1B bomber from Ellsworth AFB crashed near Broadus, MT during a routine training flight.

All 4 crew members ejected safely, but a news release says there were some injuries.  The standard crew compliment on a B-1 is the pilot, co-pilot, and two weapons systems officers.

"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," said Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing commander. "Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with the crews and their families."

The Air Force operates the Powder River Training Complex located near Broadus in southeast Montana.

A convoy of first responders was headed to the crash site shortly after 11 AM Monday.

contents of Air Force News release:

B-1 Crashes near Broadus, Mont.

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – A B-1B bomber with the 28th Bomb Wing crashed near Broadus, Mont. during a routine training mission Aug. 19, 2013.

There were two pilots and two weapon systems officers on board. All four members of the aircrew safely ejected with some injuries.

"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," said Col. Kevin Kennedy, 28th Bomb Wing commander. "Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with the crews and their families,"

The Air Force will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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