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U-2 plane crashes. Pilot ejected.

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posted on Sep, 22 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

Not with the TU-2. It's a trainer. Some of the cameras on the S are remote operated.




posted on Sep, 22 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: Signals
a reply to: FredT

Decades?

Why still train with them then if they don't still run highly confidential missions over any target? What a waste of money if you are right.?

What! this particular plane is easily 50 plus years old; still maintained to fly (cheap) and eventually crash.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 11:14 AM
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According to the base the stand down was only for Beale, and was to allow crews to respond to the accident, secure the site and begin recovery after investigators documented the scene. Flights were set top resume today.

Witnesses reported a loud boom before seeing the pilots eject and the aircraft come down.
edit on 9/23/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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A U-2S launched from Beale AFB at 9:01 this morning in honor of Col Eadie (9th Reconnaissance Wing, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron).



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Witnesses reported a loud boom


Ejection seats tend to do that.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

So do compressor stalls. So the question is, which was it.



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Sad; sad. What a testimony to a great aircraft that it is still flying and useful. Why not the same accolades for the A10; save that program?

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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

The U-2 can perform its mission without having to go into hostile territory, where the A-10 can't.





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