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The US Air Force has grounded its B-1 bomber fleet due to an issue with ejection seat parts.
The safety stand-down of the entire B-1B Lancer fleet was ordered by the commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command on Thursday, according to an official statement.
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The Air Force said that the stand-down was ordered in response to the 'safety investigation process' initiated after an emergency landing of a B-1B in Midland, Texas, on May 1.
According to the Air Force, 'an issue with ejection seat components was discovered that necessitated the stand-down.'
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The statement continued that the investigation's 'purpose is to prevent future mishaps or losses and is comprised of experts who investigate the incident and recommend corrective actions.'
In May, a B-1B Lancer originating from Dyess Air Force Base in Taylor County, Texas, was forced to make an emergency landing, about 150 miles away, at the Midland International Air &...
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