U.S. Air Force confirms emergency landing of B-2 Spirit strategic bomber


It became known about an emergency landing by the US Air Force B-2 Spirit strategic bomber. According to the latest reports, a stealthy combat aircraft made such a landing at Whiteman military base, which is located in Missouri.

According to American media reports, the strategic bomber was damaged during an emergency landing. Moreover, such damage is called "minor".

In a widespread press release from the American Air Force, it is said that the crew encountered a technical malfunction of the aircraft during a scheduled training flight. At the same time, it turned out that the malfunction was of a nature that required an immediate landing. As a result, it was decided to immediately land the strategic bomber at the airbase, which houses the fleet of the 509th bomber wing of the US Air Force.

It is noted that at the time of the emergency landing, emergency services were on duty at the airfield. However, the fire of the aircraft, the danger of which was, did not happen. There were no reports of any injuries or injuries to the pilots.

It should be recalled that in 2010 the B-2 stealth bomber, called the "Washington Spirit", was damaged while starting the engines. Then the engine caught fire at Andersen airbase on the island of Guam. The aircraft has been repaired for more than 4 years. And a few months before that, another B-2 Spirit crashed while performing a "non-combat mission" off the coast of Guam.

It has not yet been reported how long it will take to restore an aircraft that has problems in the Whiteman base area. There is also no information on specific technical problems that led to the need for an immediate landing.
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    1. +1
      15 September 2021 06: 35
      a strategic bomber was damaged during an emergency landing. Moreover, such damage is called "minor".

      Probably a couple hundred million dollars.
      1. +1
        15 September 2021 06: 39
        It's always nice to read such news in the morning ... laughing
      2. 0
        15 September 2021 08: 41
        Quote: figvam
        Probably a couple hundred million dollars.

        So there the PLANE was repaired for 4 (four) years! The dry dock seems to have been drowned ... laughing
    2. +3
      15 September 2021 06: 36
      According to American media reports, the strategic bomber was damaged during an emergency landing.
      There is nothing special to post on this fact. There is only a wish - that all the Merikatos aircraft "receive damage" not only during "landing", but also during takeoff. bully pi.si. and priests and psychologists were invited for the flyers? wassat
      1. +1
        15 September 2021 07: 47
        Indeed, there is nothing to post, but you can rejoice. It is useful, good mood in the morning.
    3. +1
      15 September 2021 07: 05
      One word is a piece of iron, but everything happens to them.
    4. +2
      15 September 2021 07: 15
      Such a side cannot have minor breakdowns, by definition, with its price.
      Moreover, the breakdown required an immediate landing.
      Plus hitting the ground.
    5. +1
      15 September 2021 07: 42
      From the sky - to the ground - to the scrap.

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