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PRESS RELEASE: In-flight emergency causes B-2 Spirit to land at Peterson AFB


An Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, made an emergency landing in Colorado Springs, Colo., early Tuesday morning.

The aircraft was enroute to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Two pilots were on board and both aviators are unharmed.

The exact cause of the in-flight 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,” said Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, 509th Bomb Wing Commander.

The B-2 is operated by the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings at Whiteman AFB and provides stealth global strike capability and nuclear options for the United States.