A B-2 Stealth Bomber is pictured leaning on one wing in the grass after veering off of the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base in the United States.
The B-2 “experienced an inflight malfunction during a routine training mission” at about 12:30 a.m. local time, an AFGSC spokeswoman said at the time back in September.
It was reported that the aircraft was damaged on the runway “after an emergency landing”.
There's a B-2 Stealth Bomber sitting with one wing in the grass at Whiteman AFB in the U.S. after appearing to have veered off the runway. The image appears to have been captured after an incident in September last year that matches the above description. pic.twitter.com/0EeZMpugtC
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According to the U.S Air Force magazine at the time:
“AFGSC issued a notice to Airmen (NOTAM) shortly after the accident to keep at least six miles away from the base. The initial notice said the airspace would be restricted through Sept. 17. The reason for the NOTAM was given as “to provide a safe environment for accident investigation.”
The command declined to answer questions about whether Whiteman’s runway is operational or whether B-2s are continuing to operate while the crash is being investigated and the aircraft recovered. Whiteman is home to all 20 of the Air Force’s B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, although typically a handful are away from the base on deployment or detached to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for testing.”