Sunday, November 27, 2022

Lockheed TU-2S plane crashes in Sutter Buttes; 2 pilots eject

Lockheed TU-2S spy plane has crashed in Sutter County. That was reported by

The crash happened shortly after takeoff at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Air Force and Beale Air Force Base have both confirmed the crash and that two pilots ejected. Their condition is unknown.

The aircraft was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base and was on a training mission, officials said.


Witnesses told KCRA’s Mike Luery that they saw two parachutes carrying people and a third carrying equipment.

The incident is under investigation. No additional information has been released.


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