B-1 Crash in Qatar

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  1. Also being reported on BBC and Sky news;

    BBC news
  2. Oops, thanks. Now changed to the correct link.
  3. Crew is reported to be safe. Good news.
  4. $200,000,000, + , could be a bit of knuckle rapping comming up, if it was on the ground?
  5. the septics do like loosing their expensive bits of kit at the moment?
  6. VERY good news indeed. I trust the same fortune extends to anybody nearby on the ground too.
  7. Ground fire not an air crash. Good to see crew safe.
  8. Latest radio news here in states says crew are fine, it did not crash but collided with something while taxiing and caught fire.

    I hope something hit the plane and not the other way around. I have never destroyed any of my Uncle Sam's stuff (at least as far as Uncle Sam knows) but the paperwork will be horrendous. Destroying something worth about a quarter of a billion in not likely to be career enhancing.
  9. *tut* woman driver probably.
  10. hat

    Good to hear, that's still an examplary air platform.
  11. They are doing a hell of a job in Afghanistan!
    Delievering tons of JDAM's :)
  12. DanishRecce - Sorry for the loss of Christian Raaschou .
  13. Ahh well everyone safe .can just sign another one out of stores .Got a load in storage haven't they its a big firm. :D
  14. Not the first time.

    In September 2005 a B1 burst into flame after landing at Andersen following a landing gear problem that resulted in leaking hydraulic fluid flaming off.

    An estimated $32m later it was all better though