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B1B Bomber Down In Indian Ocean  
User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
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Details:

-No casualties reported.
-Down in the Indian Ocean.
-Pilots can easily eject from the B1 Bomber.
-No news sites have news yet.


Cory Crabtree - crab453 - Indianapolis - 2R2 - 1966 PA-32-260
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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

sounds pretty interesting, glad too hear pilots ejected and are safe...
EGFF



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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Pentagon: B1-Bomber went down in the Indian Ocean

The Pentagon said Wednesday that a U.S. B-1 bomber crashed in the Indian Ocean and that a rescue mission was under way.

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 is orbiting the crash site and has the rescue strobe in sight and voice communications with at least one crew member. B-1 bombers carry a crew of four and have the capability for all crew members to eject in the event of a problem.

"We are focused on getting proper assets to find the crew and rescue them," said Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said the bomber went down en route to Diego Garcia, an island where some U.S. warplanes involved in the Afghan air campaign are based.



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daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

CNN reports, all four aboard rescued safely.

Jeff

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Is Diego Garcia the base near Mauritius?

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6287 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Is there any information about the reason for the loss?

Could easily be a failed tanker hookup?

Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6287 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Is there any information about the reason for the loss?

Could easily be a failed tanker hookup?

Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

It seems that the crew of the B1 radioed that they were having engine problems. They went down about 30-40 miles Northwest of Diego Garcia, so I don't believe that a failed tanker hookup caused the problem. From what I have heard, a KC-10 happened to be nearby when the B-1 went down and acted as a search and rescue platform and kept in communication with the downed men until the USN arrived on the scene.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

The crew on the B1B was in the ocean for 2 hours.
They had a live interview with Captain William Steele in the Pentagon earlier today. It was on CNN.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

This isn't the first time that the B-1B has suffered problems with it's GE F101 engines.

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

LOL, TEDSKI!!!

Always true to form...


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