Sunday, July 20, 2008

USAF Releases B-2 Spirit Crash Images

The U.S. Air Force recently released several images of the B-2 Spirit of Kansas shortly after in crashed on Guam. Since the B-2 was built here in the Antelope Valley and thus flew through Mojave Skies, and since Mojave's Scaled Composites built the subscale radar test models, there was enough of a connection to share these photos. The Air Force has attributed the crash to water contaminated sensors which led the flight control computers to pitch the nose of the plane up to 30 degrees on takeoff, leading to a stall. What a way to lose 1.4 billion dollars!

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