B-2 Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado

USAF is investigating an in-flight emergency involving a B-2 stealth bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo. Courtesy photo.

A B-2 stealth bomber made an emergency landing early Tuesday in Colorado Springs after an in-flight emergency.

The B-2, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, was en route to its home base of Whiteman AFB, Mo., when it experienced the emergency, according to a Whiteman release. There were two pilots on board, and they were not harmed.

The cause of the emergency is under investigation.

“Our aviators are extremely skilled; they’re trained to handle a wide variety of in-flight emergencies in one of the world’s most advanced aircraft and they perfectly demonstrated that today,” 509th BW Commander Brig. Gen. John Nichols said in the release.