B 1 Crash: Names released
Names of the aircrew members involved in the Ellsworth AFB B-1 crash that occurred August 19, 2013 near Broadus, Mont. have been released. They are as follows:
Maj Frank Biancardi II, Instructor Pilot
Capt Curtis Michael, Instructor Pilot
Capt Chad Nishizuka, Instructor Weapon Systems Officer
Capt Brandon Packard, Instructor Weapon Systems Officer
All four crewmembers sustained non-life threatening injuries and are receiving treatment or have been released from medical facilities.
The Air Force will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.