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  • U-2 crashes near Sutter Buttes

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

  • News release

    A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released today.The aircraft, valued