INCIDENT | A B-2 Bomber Made an Emerggency Landing, USAF Confirms

The Air Force has confirmed that a B-2 nuclear bomber made an emergency landing at the stealth aircraft’s home base of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on Saturday.

“A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit experienced an in-flight malfunction during routine operations today and was damaged on the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base after it successfully completed an emergency landing,” the Air Force said in a statement.

There was a fire associated with the aircraft after landing, and the base fire department extinguished the fire. The incident is under investigation. Social media posts suggested the aircraft went off the runway and may have had landing gear problems.

The Air Force has apparently been flying all available B-2s intensively in exercises based at Whiteman.

A couple of weeks ago, the Air Force released a picture of a rare “elephant walk” of eight B-2s taxiing on the runway at the base.

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