US stealth bomber crashes in Guam

February 23rd, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Feb 23 (Xinhua) A US B-2 stealth bomber crashed Saturday at an Air Force base in Guam just after taking off, the US Air Force said. The B-2 bomber crashed at Andersen Air Force Base and both its pilots ejected safely before the crash, it said.

An Air Force spokeswoman said it was the first crash of a B-2 bomber, but did not give any details about the bomber’s mission in Guam.

The B-2 bomber, which costs about $1.2 billion, is among the most advanced warplanes of the US Air Force. It is capable of carrying up to 20 2,000-pound (900 kg) satellite-guided bombs and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 km) without refuelling.

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