14 Sept 2021: Northrop Grumman B-2A stealth bomber slightly damaged during landing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri...

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14 Sept 2021: Northrop Grumman B-2A stealth bomber slightly damaged during landing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri...

Post by Stratofreighter »

...see
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/267725
The bomber sustained minor damage on the runway after landing,
Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs Jennifer Greene said in a statement.
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Re: 14 Sept 2021: Northrop Grumman B-2A stealth bomber slightly damaged during landing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri...

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"The bomber sustained minor damage on the runway after landing,
Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs Jennifer Greene said in a statement."

Minor damage! I'm not sure that a restricted area for six miles in all directions and up to 8000 feet is warranted for minor damage. I suspect a runway excursion after landing with probable undercarriage collapse and the restricted airspace is there to stop press helicopters/aircraft flying over and taking photos...

Just my own thoughts.

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Re: 14 Sept 2021: Northrop Grumman B-2A stealth bomber slightly damaged during landing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri...

Post by FredL »

raameagle wrote: 15 Sep 2021, 23:46 "The bomber sustained minor damage on the runway after landing,
Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs Jennifer Greene said in a statement."

Minor damage! I'm not sure that a restricted area for six miles in all directions and up to 8000 feet is warranted for minor damage. I suspect a runway excursion after landing with probable undercarriage collapse and the restricted airspace is there to stop press helicopters/aircraft flying over and taking photos...

Just my own thoughts.

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Mark
That was an educated guess.
Indeed, looking at the shadow, revealing the posture of the aircraft, the damages should not be minor.
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