B-1 bomber crashes at Ellsworth, 4 crew members eject safely

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says a B-1 Lancer bomber from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota crashed Thursday, with all four of its crew members ejecting. safely.

The crew as on a training mission.

Weather reports indicate visibility was poor with freezing temperatures and low clouds.

The B-1 is a conventional supersonic bomber that first came into service in the 1980s. It does not carry nuclear weapons.

While 100 were originally built, fewer than 60 B-1’s remain in service at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and Ellsworth Air Force Base.


January 5, 2024