A B-1B Lancer sits on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Crews here are anticipating a new rotation to the Middle East come 2018. (Photo: Oriana Pawlyk/Military.com)

Defense Tech: No End in Sight for B-1 Grounding as New Emergency Landing Reported

The Air Force’s June 7 fleetwide stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet continues, as news emerges of yet another emergency landing by a bomber.

A B-1 from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, experienced an in-flight emergency June 1 minutes after taking off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, 7th Bomb Wing spokeswoman 2nd Lt. Kali L. Gradishar confirmed to Military.com. The news was first reported by Air Force Times.

The aircraft returned safely to the base, and the issue was resolved fairly quickly upon return, Gradishar said.


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