U-2 crashes near Sutter Buttes
By Senior Airman Benjamin Bugenig, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 20, 2016
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.