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U-2 Crashes In Sutter Buttes

The U.S. Air Force is confirming a U-2 spy plane has gone down in the Sutter Buttes, west of Yuba City. Air Force officials say the two pilots were able to eject before the crash today. The plane was based at Beale Air Force Base and was on a training mission. Beale has only released this short statement…

“An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady crashed shortly after takeoff at approximately 9:05 a.m. today near the  Sutter Buttes. The aircraft was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California and was on a training mission. Two pilots were on-board and ejected the aircraft. The incident is currently under investigation.  Additional details will be provided as they become available.”

No word on the condition of the pilots. There  was also a small fire.


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