B-2 bomber makes overnight emergency landing in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - All on board are safe after a military aircraft made an emergency landing at the Colorado Springs Airport overnight.

A spokesperson with Peterson Air Force Base's 21st Space Wing Command confirmed with 11 News that a B-2 bomber had an "in-flight emergency" while heading back to Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and had to stop in Colorado Springs. Two pilots were on board and landed safely at 3:15 a.m.

“Our aviators are extremely skilled; they’re trained to handle a wide variety of in-flight emergencies in one of the world’s most advanced aircraft and they perfectly demonstrated that today,” said Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, 509th Bomb Wing commander, in a news release Tuesday.

Officials said the cause of the in-flight emergency was under investigation.

According to the base, the B-2 is housed at Whiteman Air Force Base and "provides stealth global strike capability and nuclear options for the United States."