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A B-1 Lancer made an emergency landing after experiencing an in-flight incident on June 1, less than one week before the Air Force ordered a stand-down of its entire fleet, a spokesman for Air Force Global Strike Command confirmed to Air Force Times on Monday.
The B-1 crew out of Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, experienced a "minor" issue after take-off, forcing the crew to quickly land at Hawaii's Hickam Air Force Base, AFGSC spokeswoman Maj. Anastasia Schmidt told Air Force Times on June 11.
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According to Schmidt, the June 1 incident was "not related" to the recent B-1B stand-down announced on June 7.
The fleet was officially grounded after an investigation into the May 1 emergency landing of a B-1B Lancer in Midland County, Texas, revealed problems...
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