Damaged two billion dollar bomber

AmericaThe B-2 stealth aircraft had an air problem and was damaged when it landed at Whiteman Air Base, the extent of the damage is unknown.

The incident happened at dawn on September 14 when a B-2 stealth bomber had trouble during a training flight, had to make an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and was damaged on the runway. The US Air Force has established a no-fly zone with a radius of nearly 10 km around Whiteman base.

“There were no injuries and the landing did not cause fire. The incident is under investigation, we will release more information when possible,” the US Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) said in a statement. fox said.

B-2 bombers landed in Hawaii in January 2019.  Photo: USAF.

B-2 bombers landed in Hawaii in January 2019. Photo: USAF.

B-2 Spirit is a strategic bomber model launched by the US in 1988, also the most expensive aircraft in history. The cost of building a B-2 then was 515 million USD, equivalent to 1.06 billion USD today. Including research and development costs, each Spirit will cost up to 2.1 billion USD. The B-2 series is the spearhead of all American pre-emptive strikes, thanks to its ability to be invisible to enemy radars.

The United States has produced a total of 21 B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, of which one was completely destroyed due to an incident during take-off over Guam in 2008. Another aircraft was also severely damaged due to an accident. caught fire on the ground in 2010, but was repaired and put back into service at a very high cost.

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