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