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U-2 crashes near Sutter Buttes

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady crashed shortly after takeoff at approximately 9:05 a.m. Sept. 20 near the Sutter Buttes.


One pilot is confirmed deceased, while the other sustained injuries.


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 from the aircraft.


The incident is currently under investigation.  Additional details will be provided as they become available.