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B2 stealth bomber worth $2BN crash lands on runway at Missouri air base after suffering in-flight malfunction: Six mile exclusion and no-fly zone set up
- The B2 bomber is considered one of America's Military most deadly weapons
- The aircraft sustained damaged after an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri
- The incident happened around midnight and no people were injured
- A flight restriction has been put in place, six miles to every direction and 8,000ft from the ground up
A B2 Spirit stealth bomber, one of the most deadly weapons in the United States' military arsenal and worth $2billion, was damaged after an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri today.
Nobody was injured and there was no fire once the bomber landed.
The incident involving the B2 happened around 12.30am and unfolded in a temporary flight restriction six miles in all directions and 8,000ft from the ground up set by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA said that the the restriction would allow 'to provide a safe environment for an accident investigation' and is set to be lifted September 17 at 8pm.
Only 21 B2 bombers have ever been manufactured, and there are only 20 remaining after one crashed in Guam in 2008.
It is not know yet to what degree the B2 bomber at Whiteman Base sustained damage.
A B2 Spirit stealth bomber, one of the most deadly weapons in the United States' military arsenal and worth $2billiom, was damaged after an emergency landing in Missouri.