Beale identifies U-2 pilot killed in crash Published Sept. 21, 2016 By Senior Airman Benjamin Bugenig 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The deceased pilot involved in a U-2 Dragon Lady crash on Sept. 20th, 2016 has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. and was on a training mission with another pilot when the two-seater U-2 crashed. The other pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is in good condition at a local medical facility. The incident is currently under investigation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.