Andersen, Tinker rebuild B-1

December 11th, 2007  

Topic: Andersen, Tinker rebuild B-1

Andersen, Tinker rebuild B-1
by Master Sgt. John Stemple
36th Maintenance Squadron

12/3/2007 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- In September 2005 a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., landed at Andersen and burst into flames while taxiing off the runway.

The brakes on the right main landing gear failed, causing a catastrophic fire resulting in damage to the right wing, nacelle, structure and landing gear before being extinguished by the Andersen Fire Department.

Two years later, after months of planning, the damaged B-1B is being rebuilt and set to fly from Guam to Tinker AFB, Okla., for completion of its repairs. The aircraft will then be returned to fully mission capable status and ready for combat.

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