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B2 makes emergency landing

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posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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Story mentions destination..but not origin. Perhaps opening up some hangar space for Edwards?

Also interesting that it landed at the airport instead of Peterson AFB- directly adjacent.

koaa.com...
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posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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I thought runway length but its over 13k. Could have been wind direction. lots of things. Anyway, hope she is OK, that was my second favorite plane to work on.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: CrownCartwheelCreed

It was most likely a round robin mission from Whiteman.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 03:08 PM
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Boy they just made some spotters day. Do the B-2's wear Lundberg lens for routine flights over CONUS?



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: lakenheath24
a reply to: [post=23886274]CrownCartwheelCreed[/po
I thought runway length but its over 13k. Could have been wind direction. lots of things. Anyway, hope she is OK, that was my second favorite plane to work on.


It may also be that whatever was the emergency they decided direct in was the way to go rather than maneuver to line up the other runway.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: FredT

I've never seen them installed. That doesn't mean they don't, but they may have other methods to do the same thing.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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Now that’s a sight you don’t see everyday... Awesome.

However...

21st Space Wing

[DESIRE TO KNOW MORE INTENSIFIES]

Forgive me if I’m reading wrong - are they operating the B-2s? Or is it more an overview scenario?
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posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: RitualReality

Been based in Colorado Springs for a long time. They were transferred from a fighter unit to the 21st Space Wing in 1992.

They're not operating the B-2. The Public Affairs office of the base involved releases any statements about what happened, unless their home station does.
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posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:36 PM
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Excellent answer - many thanks!

Sounded a whole load more sci-fi at face value



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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Number 4 engine failed, leading to some other electrical issues.



posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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Ground control audio is available

www.thedrive.com...

They were unable to change frequency on the radio. Also reports of once of the crew needing oxygen after landing.

Also noted in the article one side;s engine inlets were open the other were closed

Also listening to the audio the controller mentions having them on radar but its not clear if he is referring to a transponder signal or a real radar return. Ive done a few transports to that airport, but always at night and never noted if they have a radar up
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posted on Oct, 24 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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They'd be flying with both transponder active and antenna and lights extended. That would significantly increase their signature.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
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They'd be flying with both transponder active and antenna and lights extended. That would significantly increase their signature.


And hopefully gear down LOL



posted on Oct, 27 2018 @ 12:04 AM
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The #4 failure was followed by complete electrical failure. The crew was able to restore power, but there was a pressurization issue as well, which is why oxygen was administered.



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