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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/19/2005 12:58:02 PM EDT
09/17/2005

A fire onboard one of Ellsworth Air Force Bases' B-1 Bombers badly damaged
the aircraft as it was landing. It happened Thursday in Guam.

An Air Force spokesperson says the fire started in the landing gear of the
plane. Everyone onboard escaped without injury, and emergency crews quickly
put out the flames.

The Air Force is organizing a safety board to examine the accident and
determine a cause.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:30:40 PM EDT
Wonder if it was hot brakes? Haven't heard anything yet.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:34:58 PM EDT
Hope the crew is ok
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:02:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JMR:
Hope the crew is ok



+1
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 2:06:01 PM EDT
Guam? Sure is a long way from base. Is the crew training or on deployment?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:16:36 PM EDT
Deployment.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:24:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blatherman:
Deployment.

Hmm, cross country range w/o refuel, plus aerial refueling... Looks like they can hit Commie North Korea from there pretty easily, TrashCanIstan even.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 8:11:18 PM EDT
It's about 20 hours from Guam to OEF/OIF.
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