Aircraft 89-0127 Data

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Spirit of Kansas

1989 Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit C/N 1012/AV-12

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Latest photos of 89-0127
  • 89-0127 @ EGVA - WM - by Fred Willemsen by Fred Willemsen @ EGVA
  • 89-0127 @ EGVA - Flanked by two escorting F-15C Eagles, this B-2A Spirit named Spirit of Kansas, callsign Spirit 50, arrived at the 1997 Intnl Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. - by Peter Nicholson by Peter Nicholson @ EGVA
  • 89-0127 @ NTU - She sure is a slender beast in some aspects - by Paul Perry by Paul Perry @ NTU
  • 89-0127 @ NTU - The Spirit is inbound, this one being the Spirit of Kansas - by Paul Perry by Paul Perry @ NTU

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Northrop Grumman
Model:B-2A Spirit    Search all Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit
Year built:1989
Construction Number (C/N):1012/AV-12
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:4
Engine Type:Turbofan
Engine Manufacturer and Model:General Electric F-118-GE-100


Registration Number:89-0127
Alternative Code/Name:Spirit of Kansas
Current Status:Destroyed


Owner:United States Air Force
United States

User Comments

Malcolm Clarke, 2012-06-19 09:25:43
 On 23 February 2008, a B-2 crashed on the runway shortly after takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. The crash of the Spirit of Kansas, 89-0127, which had been operated by the 393rd Bomb Squadron, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and which had logged 5,100 flight hours, was the first ever crash of a B-2.
The two officer crew attempted to save the bomber, but as one of its wings began to "hook" the ground, they ejected from the aircraft and survived the crash. The aircraft was destroyed, a total loss estimated at US$1.4 billion.