A US Air Force B-2 stealth bomber was forced to make an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on September 14.
According to the Air Force Global Strike Command, the bomber was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing what was described as an in-flight malfunction.
No one was injured in the incident and there was no fire outbreak associated with the emergency landing. Immediately after the incident, which occurred at around 12:30 local time, a temporary flight restriction was put up in the airspace around the base.
The War Zone was the first to report on the accident after noticing the restrictions above the base.
The air force acknowledged the stealth bomber was damaged in the emergency landing but did not provide further details as the accident remains under investigation.
The B-2 Spirit is operated by the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, 45 miles east of Kansas City. It is one of 20 aircraft of its type still in service, after the air force lost one B-2 in 2008, after it crashed shortly after takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.