U-2 crashes near Sutter Buttes

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  • By SrA Benjamin Bugenig
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

Beale Air Force Base, Calif.- An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady crashed shortly after takeoff at approximately 9:05 a.m. today 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 the aircraft.

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