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2002 - landing gear collapce on B-2 - anyone heard of it?

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anyone heard of it? any pics were ever released?

Associated Press
Posted on Wed, May. 15, 2002

Six injured when landing gear collapses on B-2

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Six people were injured Wednesday when the landing gear collapsed on a B-2 stealth bomber that was undergoing maintenance, the Air Force said.
The cause of the collapse, which occurred about 12:30 p.m., was under investigation.
Base spokesman Capt. Brett Ashworth would not disclose the nature of the injuries, but said none appeared to be life-threatening. Two people were taken to Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, with the other four being treated at Whiteman.
All six, whose identities were not released by the Air Force, were performing maintenance on the craft, Ashworth said.
The B-2 was in the hangar at Whiteman Air Force Base when the accident happened.

another trace found at http://www.targetlock.org.uk/b-2/service.html
On May 15th 2002 an unidentified B-2 collapsed while workers were carrying out "unscheduled maintenance" on it, injuring five of them. According to the AIB report, one of the maintenance personnel improperly removed a landing gear safety pin, and then pushed the locking assembly into an unsafe position. Without hydraulic power, the aircraft collapsed under its own weight. The extent of the damage to the B-2 was not known.
 

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Yes. Yes.

There were photos published in an issue of the USAF's "Flying Safety Magazine" published by the Air Force Safety Center.

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any chances to get snap on 'em?

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Found it. August, 2003. Kevin, thanks for the hint!
http://www.afsc.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-071016-111.PDF
Gosh! I wonder what they have done to that safety pin removal guy...
 

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oh boy
is this B-2 repaid or scrapped ?


by the way
i got picture of that collapse NOAA Satellited
2003 they forgot to secure a NOAA during
transfer Vertical to Horizontal assembly
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