Air Force grounds B-1 bombers over safety concerns

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |  June 8, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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June 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force ordered its entire fleet of B-1 bombers to stand down over concerns of ejection seat safety, military officials said Friday.

Air Force Global Strike Command issued the order Thursday after the emergency landing of a B-1B in Midland, Texas. None of the crew involved in that flight were injured.

The Safety Investigation Board was evaluating the ejection seat components in order to recommend corrective actions.

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