B2 stealth bomber worth $2bn crash lands in Missouri

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A US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber $2bn crash landed on the Whitman Air Force Base runway in Missouri on Tuesday.

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The bomber made an emergency landing at around 12.30 a.m. Tuesday after suffering an “in-flight malfunction” during a routine training mission, Air Force spokeswoman Jennifer Greene, said. KMBC told 9 News.

There was some damage to the aircraft, although no details about this range are available yet.

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Local media reports said no casualties or casualties were reported so far and that the accidental landing did not result in a fire. An inquiry has been ordered into the crash landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a temporary flight restriction zone six miles in all directions and approximately 8,000 feet above the ground after the accident. Its term ends on September 17.

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Counted among the deadliest aircraft in the United States military arsenal, the B2 bomber can deliver conventional and nuclear weapons. It seats two pilots – one in the left seat and one in the commander’s right seat.

The entire fleet of US B-2 bombers – 21 such aircraft ever built for the US – have been stationed at Whitman Air Force Base since 17 December 1993.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Missouri

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