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Whiteman Air Force Base runway open after B-2 incident

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  • By 590th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
  • 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

The Whiteman Air Force Base runway re-opened Dec. 21 for A-10 Thunderbolt II and T-38 Talon flying operations to resume.

The runway was temporarily closed following an incident involving a B-2 Spirit bomber. Recovery crews responded and cleared the runway.    

At the direction of Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman AFB implemented a safety stand-down in order for a safety investigation to be conducted on the aircraft. The B-2 fleet can be flown if directed by the commander in chief to fulfill mission requirements.

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