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Monday, June 16, 2008

B-2 Crash Linked to Maintenance Oversight

Moist air caused the U.S. Air Force to lose one of only 16 Northrop Grumman B-2 bombers earlier this year, the first crash of the $1.4 billion stealth aircraft. During a takeoff from an Andersen AFB runway on 23 February, moisture contamination on the fly-by-wire B-2 Spirit's air data sensors threw off the...

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