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Air Force knew the B-1B bomber fleet to return to work

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – the U.S. air force says the B-1B bombers resumed flights this week after an emergency landing by one of the bombers grounded the fleet of nearly two weeks ago.

The air force Global Strike Command commander ordered the B-1B fleet is grounded June 7, after a safety study showed a problem with ejection seat components according to the May 1 emergency landing in Texas.

The air force of the fleet comprises a total of 62 B-1Bs stationed at bases, including Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Edwards Air Force Base in California; Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota; Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; and Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Eighth air force Commander Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere says that he is confident that the fleet in the egress systems, allowing the pilots to eject.

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