Air Force grounds B-1 bombers due to safety concerns…. but broken part saved taxpayers $317,000,000

“According to Air Force fact sheets, the military has about 62 B-1B Lancer bombers in service. Each craft costs about $317 million and can reach speeds of over 900 miles per hour.

While the Air Force hasn’t divulged details of the ejector seat problems, reported Friday that the B-1 crew during the May 1 incident Texas tried to manually eject from the plane, but the seat didn’t blow, forcing them to make an emergency landing instead.”