Pilots Safe After 1.2 Billion Dollar Plane Crash

The plane went down shortly after taking off from Andersen Air
Force Base. Service officials say the plane was on its final flight
out of the U.S. territory after a four-month deployment.
The pilots were both able to eject before the plane hit the
ground. The Air Force says one of them was released after a medical
evaluation, while the other is hospitalized in stable condition with unspecified injuries.

A board of officers will investigate. It's the first time a B-2 has crashed.
Since 1988, 21 of the bat-like warplanes have been built, at a cost of about one-point-two billion dollars each. The B-2s have all been based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, although the Air Force has been rotating them several at a time through Guam, along
with B-1 and B-52 bombers.

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  • by patrick Location: hartford ct on Jun 10, 2008 at 01:00 PM
    How can an airplane cost $1.2 billion That number is ridicilous it has many other better uses
  • by John on Feb 24, 2008 at 06:46 AM
    1.2 billion might seem like alot.. but defense spending wise it cost 1 billion for the military to operate in Iraq for a day

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