DODCFR From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 16268 times:
Apparently Al Jazeera doesn't know the difference between a B-1 and a B-2. Let's hope the crew is OK. Don't two of the ejection seats shoot down? That would make a low level ejection a non-possibility.
US aircraft crashes in Qatar
A US military aircraft has crash landed at the al-Udeid military base in Qatar.
The B1 bomber reportedly suffered technical difficulties and exploded as it attempted to land at the base about 35km from the capital Doha late on Friday.
There was no immediate information about casualties from the incident.
The B1 Lancer is a supersonic, long-range bomber which carries a crew of four people.
Last month, a B-1 bomber slid off the runway at Anderson Air Force base on Guam, crashing into a group of emergency vehicles. The military reported that there were no injuries and no fatalities as a result of the accident.
Checksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 15921 times:
Quoting DODCFR (Reply 7): Apparently Al Jazeera doesn't know the difference between a B-1 and a B-2. Let's hope the crew is OK. Don't two of the ejection seats shoot down? That would make a low level ejection a non-possibility.
Nope, all the seats (4) in the B-1, (2) in the B-2, fire up.
MadameConcorde From Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15247 times:
This report says it's a B-1 not a B-2.
B-1 bomber catches fire in Qatar
A B-1 BOMBER belonging to the US Air Force caught fire last night at the Al Udeid Air Base, 35km south of Doha.
A spokesperson for the US Air Force Central Public Affairs Office, South West Asia, said: “The US Air Force B-1, while taxiing after landing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, was involved in a ground incident and caught fire at 21.10 local time on April 4.
“The crew evacuated the aircraft and is safe. The fire was contained. A board of inquiry has been appointed and will investigate the incident.”
Crew safe as B-1 catches fire after landing at Al Udeid base
Doha • A US B-1 bomber caught fire after landing at Al Udeid air base near here yesterday but the crew members were safely evacuated.
“The plane had four crew members. All of them were rescued and are safe,” an official at Al Udeid Air Base told The Peninsula.
The official, when contacted for details of the incident early this morning, refused to comment what mission the plane was on. He said the incident took place at 9.10pm local time
Now the crazies are giving a totally different version of the accident.
US Nuclear B-1 Bomber On Iran ‘Attack Run’ Shot Down
As US Air Force Commanders launched more of their fighter jets into the air against their own Naval Forces, the B-1 nuclear bomber was reported to have been hit by cannon fire from the F-16 fighter jet, after which it changed its course for an ‘emergency’ landing at the Al Udeid Air Base and which upon landing ‘exploded’. These reports state that no further hostilities between the US Air Force and its Navy counterparts during this incident occurred.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17594 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15188 times:
It has to be a B-1 because I don't think the USAF is using Al Udeid Air Base as a B-2, nor do I think B-2s are conducting any missions in support of OIF or OEF. They are rotating them between Whitman and Andersen AFB Guam (where one crashed recently). The forward deployed B-2s require certain facilities to support the aircraft, as far as I know these facilities only exist at Whiteman, Andersen and Diego Garcia.