The first photos of the crash of an American stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base have been published


The only runway at the airfield at Whiteman Base remains closed after the crash of a B-2A Spirit strategic bomber. According to The Drive, the airspace above the air base is also closed.


Because of this, other bombers are deprived of the opportunity to take off. And, according to journalists, there are about 20 of them at the military base.

The causes of the incident are still unknown. According to official reports, a US Air Force B-2 Spirit encountered an in-flight malfunction during routine operations and was damaged on the runway after successfully making an emergency landing. There were no casualties among the staff. After landing, the aircraft caught fire, and the fire department of the base liquidated it.

The first photos of the crash of an American stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base have been published


The press service of the US Air Force promises to publish the data of the investigation, but how long it will last is still unknown.

Meanwhile, some experts attribute the closure of the runway to the fact that the B-2 airframe is made of materials that can become extremely toxic if damaged.

Recall that the B-2 Spirit aircraft is the most expensive in history. According to some reports, the cost of one bomber is $2,1 billion. A total of 21 such aircraft were produced. But today, 20 units remain in service. Another car crashed in 2008 during takeoff at an air base on the island of Guam.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 13 December 2022 12: 20
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    There is nothing new under the sun.
    The more complex the device, the higher the risk of failure - the basis of the theory of reliability.
    The larger the shopping center, the higher the fire damage (Mega-Khimki shopping center).
    An example should be taken from mother nature, a colony of ants will not notice the death of a dozen brothers, but they will build an anthill.
    Gigantomania always begins with gigantic costs and ends with gigantic losses.
    And it all started with the Titanic ... or continued.
  2. Yuriy_7 Offline Yuriy_7
    Yuriy_7 (Yuri) 13 December 2022 20: 23
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    Oh, thanks! Well pleased! What a news! Balm for the heart. I'll sleep like a baby. 20 more left...
  3. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev (Shuisky) 16 December 2022 20: 50
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    How do you like that, Ilon Musk?