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U.S. Air Force B-2A bomber made forced landing due to an in-flight emergency

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


The Scramble Magazine said on Facebook, that U.S. Air Force B-2A stealth bomber aircraft made the forced landing due to an in-flight emergency on 23 October 2018 around 04:00hrs local time.

According to a news report put out by Scramble Magazine, a B-2A stealth bomber aircraft made an emergency landing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

“The B-2 crew called into Denver Center (CO) in the very early morning hours and gave them info that their number four engine was out and that they were about ten minutes east of Colorado Springs but could not switch to Colorado Springs Airport frequencies to talk directly to them,” also said in a news report.

They were initially going to come in on runway 17L but then came in from the south on runway 35R. They landed about 10-20 minutes later and AMR on scene provided the pilot with oxygen.

The aircraft is most likely from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri.

The incident is under investigation, according to the release.

The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. inventory that combines long range, stealth technology, a large payload and precision weapons. It can penetrate deeply into protected airspace and hold at risk our enemies’ most heavily defended targets. In concert with the Air Force’s air superiority fleet, which provides airspace control, and the Air Force’s tanker fleet, which enables global mobility, the B-2 helps ensure an effective U.S. response to threats anywhere in the world.

It can fly more than 6,000 nautical miles unrefueled and more than 10,000 nautical miles with just one aerial refueling, giving it the ability to reach any point on the globe within hours.

 

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