Monday, February 25, 2008

B2 Down

This happened over the weekend. I was surprised to hear one of my babies went down. I worked on this project around the time of 1st flight so it’s hard to here about the accident.

I know the press is playing up the cost of each of these (1 Billion…and some change), however keep in mind that the first one flown in the late 80’s was also delivered as a full flight unit. The B2 has been flying without a major miss-hap or crash in about 20 years. That’s an amazing feat. No other aircraft to my knowledge can make that claim.

Still, there will be a major investigation to find the cause. Can’t afford to loose another.

Here’s the story in case you haven’t read it yet….

B-2 Stealth Bomber Crashes in Guam: Pilot Ejects Safely.

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