Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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 sacramento.cbslocal.com.

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.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

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.

www.kcra.com
www.kcra.com

img-plane-crash-map-from-hearst

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

US Army equips soldiers with next-gen combat helmet

The U.S. Army has commenced the fielding of the Next-Generation Integrated Head Protection System (NG-IHPS) to approximately 2,000 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat...