The cause of the incident was pilot error. Just before touching the ground during landing, the bomber began to roll, as a result of which its wing at high speed came into contact with the runway. The posted video captures this moment.
“Judging by the published footage, no external factors prevented the crew from safely landing the most expensive bomber in the world”, - writes avia.pro.
The US Department of Defense has not yet commented on the incident.
As the newspaper notes, none of the crew members at the time of the crash of the bomber was not injured. The pilots managed to eject from the crashed plane.
But the liner itself will not be able to recover quickly after a crash. As the newspaper notes, the bomber was seriously damaged, it was disabled for at least six months.
The American strategic bomber B-2 Spirit is the most expensive military aircraft today. Its cost is estimated at about $ 2 billion.