posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 12:41 PM
This is crazy watching the incident happen. The video shows the first B-2 bomber lift off. Then, at 1:50, you see the second B-2 bomber which is the
one that crashes. Intense. Poof! There goes a $1 billion.
I remember within a month seperate from this incident an A-7 Intruder and a B-1 Lancer also crashed at Guam. It made me ask, "What is going on
Enjoy the video.
In February, a B-2 stealth bomber crashed in Guam. Now we know why. And we've got video of the scene.
On takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base, the $1.4 billion plane abruptly "pitched up, rolled and yawed to the left before plunging to the ground,"
the AP describes. The reason why: "Water distorted preflight readings in three of the plane's 24 sensors, making the aircraft's control computer
force the B-2 to pitch up on takeoff, resulting in a stall and subsequent crash." Luckily, "both pilots ejected safely just after the left wing made
contact with the ground in the first crash since the maiden B-2 flights nearly 20 years ago." Check out the video, and you'll see just how fortunate
the pilots were to make it out.