Crew unharmed after a B-2 Stealth Bomber was damaged in an emergency landing.
- After landing on Saturday at a Missouri base, a B-2 stealth-bomber was damaged.
- Insider learned that the bomber suffered from an “inflight malfunction during routine operations.”
- According to the spokesperson for the 509th Bomb Wing, neither of the crewmembers sustained any injuries.
An American Air Force stealth bomber, a US Air Force stealth bomber, was damaged on the runway following an emergency landing at a Missouri-based base over the weekend. However, the crew of the bomber did not sustain any injuries, an official confirmed.
“B-2 Spirit suffered an in-flight problem during routine operations Dec. 10, and was damaged on Whiteman Air Force Base runway after it successfully completed an Emergency Landing,” a spokesperson for the 509th Bomb Wing told Insider via email Monday.
“There was a fire associated The aircraft was landed safely and the base fire department extinguished it,” the official said, noting that there were no injuries to personnel. The aircraft had only two pilots, who both escaped unscathed.
Officials didn’t immediately release any additional information on the damage to the bomber or comment on the exact cause of the emergency landing and subsequent fire. The incident is currently under investigation.
Saturday’s incident was the second in 15 months when a B-2 aircraft has been involved in an incident. experienced an emergencyWhiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, is home to the 509th bomb Wing and a fleet B-2 bombers designed to penetrate enemy air defenses. They can also deliver conventional and nuclear strikes.
The left main landing gear on a B-2 Bomber collapsed while it was landing on September 14, 2021. This caused it to skid off of the runway and cost more than $10 million in repair.
This latest crash occurs almost two weeks after Air Force officials announced it. unveiledIn 2005, the company launched its first stealth bomber. decadesThe B-21 Raider, was seen earlier this month at a Palmdale, California facility. The sleek, sixth-generation aircraft has a similar appearance to its flying-wing predecessor, B-2 Spirit, which first flew in 1989. It is intended to play an important role in the country’s bomber squadrons.
Northrop Grumman, an American aircraft manufacturer, describes the new B-21 as the “most advanced military plane ever built.”
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