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Air Force grounds B-1 bombers over safety concerns

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Danielle Haynes
The Air Force said the grounding came after an emergency landing in Midland, Texas. File Photo by Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell/UPI
The Air Force said the grounding came after an emergency landing in Midland, Texas. File Photo by Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell/UPI | License Photo

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.

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

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