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US Spy Plane Crash

Baloo

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US spy plane crashes in Asia, pilot dead

A US Air Force U-2 spy plane has crashed in south-west Asia killing its pilot, the military said in a statement released in Baghdad.

"The pilot completed flying a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (in Afghanistan) and was returning to base when the crash occurred (late Tuesday)," the statement said.

However, the military would not confirm the location of the crash, "due to host nation sensitivities," US Major Kelley Thibodeau said, a spokeswoman for US Air Force Central Command.

"We have an ongoing investigation," he told AFP.

"There is a team of Air Force members that will determine the cause of the mishap. They will meet and conduct an investigation to determine the cause."

The military statement said that the site had been secured "to ensure the safety of local citizens and the integrity of the site for investigation team members".

- AFP

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1398448.htm
 

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No, apparently not. The SR-71 yes, due to expense I believe, but the U2 still flies. Much higher altitudes than other recon planes utilized by the United States Air Force as far as I know.
 

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P-Free said:
It was on CNN that it happened in the United Arab Emirates.

Yup landing outside of XXXXX the giant US Airbase they dont want people to know about  ::)

It is all host nation sensitivities...
 
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