Saturday, June 24, 2017

U.S. Military’s ‘Doomsday Planes’ Damaged in Tornado

Two of the U.S. Military's E-4B planes — commonly called the "Doomsday Plane" — were damaged and knocked out of service recently in a tornado at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. The E-4B is the military's National Airborne Operations Center and if there is a national emergency or attack, the plane would serve as the command and control hub for the president, secretary of defense and joint chiefs. The military has four E4-Bs in the fleet so now half of the fleet is not operational.