martes, 20 de agosto de 2013

Se estrelló un bombardero B-1B de la USAF


La noticia del día es, sin duda, el accidente de un bombardero Estadounidense Rockwell B-1B en el Sur de Montana...

Bombardero B-1B

... lo dicho, un bombardero Estadounidense B-1B del Ala 28 con base en Ellsworth se estrelló esta mañana en una zona remota del Sur de Montana...

... los 4 tripulantes del aparato se encuentran a salvo aunque sufrieron heridas leves durante la eyección...

4 crew members eject, survive B-1B bomber crash in Montana after leaving South Dakota base
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A B-1B bomber crashed in a remote area of southeastern Montana on Monday, but its four crew members survived after ejecting from the South Dakota-based aircraft, Air Force officials said.
Two pilots and two weapons system officers ejected before the bomber crashed about 9:30 a.m. near Broadus, Mont., said Col. Kevin Kennedy, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing. He said they were taken by ambulance and air to two South Dakota hospitals, but none of them suffered life-threatening injuries.
erial photos of the crash show a massive charred area of prairie land void of recognizable aircraft parts.
“No one likes to lose an aircraft. It’s bittersweet that we did,” Kennedy said during a news conference Monday afternoon. “Luckily, all four air crew are safely recovered.”
The plane, which was built in 1985, was based out of South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base, one of only two bases in the U.S. that have B-1B crews. Ellsworth has 28 of the planes, including the one that crashed, the Air Force said.
Kennedy said Ellsworth has temporarily shut down flights until his maintenance and operations group commanders can ensure that they can safely resume.

Este es el 9º bombardero B-1B que se estrella y el 10º del diseño Rockwell B-1 'Lancer' contando el bombardero B-1A que se estrelló en 1984.

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