The U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber fleet grounded after a Problem with ejection seats, officials say

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The U.S. Air Force’s entire B-1 bomber fleet was ordered on Thursday due to a problem with ejection seat components, the Air Force Global Strike Command, said.

The announcement came more than a month, after a B-1B Lancer, made an emergency landing at Midland International Air & Space Port in Texas. The officials are investigating the incident found that there is a Problem with the ejector seat-ordered components, and the stand down.

“The [Safety Investigation Board] purpose is to prevent future breakdowns and / or losses, and is made up of experts to investigate the incident and recommend corrective measures. The safety of the flyer is the command’s top priority,” U.S. Air Force Maj. William A. Russell, said Friday. “The Air Force takes the incidents seriously and works diligently to identify and resolve possible causes.”

The four crew members were on Board the aircraft were not injured. The bomber was commissioned, the Dyess Air Force Base in Taylor County, Texas, according to the Air Force Times. The airport’s managing Director, had initially said the aircraft-the emergency call came in as an “engine flameout,” KTXS-TV reported.

The bombers will return to flight status as soon as the problems are fixed, but a date was not specified, officials said.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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