Ellsworth Air Force Base has confirmed a B-1B Bomber with the 28th Bomb Wing has crashed near Broadus, Montana.
Officials with the base say all four crew members are alive and received only minor injuries in the crash. There were two pilots and two weapon systems officers on board.
In a news release, 28th Bomb Wing commander Col. Kevin Kennedy said:
We are actively working to ensure the safety of the crew members and have sent first responders to secure the scene and work closely with local authorities at the crash site. Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with the crews and their families.
People in the Ekalaka, Montana area say they were aware something wasn’t right when they heard a fire alarm going off south of town between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday morning.
The Air Force will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the crash.
Derek Olson is with the recovery team in Broadus. Check out photos from the scene below.