The Strategic Air Command has given the entire B-1B bomber fleet a clean bill of health and has ordered the planes back into the air, an Air Force spokesman said.

All 97 planes were returned to active status in an order received by B-1B bases Sunday evening, said Lt. Col. Paul Muehring, chief of public affairs for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, where 16 of the bombers are based.The order by Gen. John Chain Jr., SAC commander-in-chief, was based on inspections that began shortly after the planes were grounded Tuesday.