A B-2 bomber departed the runway on Sep. 14. after an emergency landing at the Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, with no reports of injures.
“The aircraft experienced an in-flight malfunction during a training,” an AFGSC spokeswoman said, adding that the airspace would be restricted until Sept. 17 to provide a safety for investigation.
The aircraft having departed the runway, and was seen digging in the ground with one wing.
The accident marked the B-2’s third major accident since operation in 1991. In 2008, another one crashed and got burnt while taking off from Guam. A second one was severely damaged in a 2010 at Guam, however, it was partially repaired after four years.
“The crash involved serious damage to its exquisitely contoured, low-observable surfaces and treatments,” according to Airforcemag.