As we have reported earlier, a U.S. Air ForceF Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit bomber sustained minor damage during an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base. The damaged bomber has finally been moved off the grass and into a hangar.
The stealth bomber had come to a rest on its wing following an apparent main landing gear collapsed after experiencing a major malfunction in flight.
A temporary flight restriction was put into place around the B-2’s home base as recovery and investigative efforts following the mishap commenced.
Satellite imagery taken yesterday at around noon shows the damaged B-2 had been moved back onto the runway from where it had been resting adjacent to it.
Here Satellite image was taken on Wednesday, September 15th showing the B-2 resting on its wing after skidding off the runway.
Here’s a satellite image was taken on Thursday, September 16th showing the B-2 back on the runway.
We still don’t know just how badly damaged the B-2 involved is, but the fact that there was no fire and everyone walked away unscathed is a positive sign.
There are just 20 of these aircraft in existence out of 21 ever produced. One was lost on departure from Guam in 2008.