BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has identified the pilot who died after ejecting from a U-2 spy plane that crashed in Northern California as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie.
Military officials said Wednesday that Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento, California. They did not release his age or hometown.
Base officials said another pilot who survived sustained injuries that are not life-threatening and is in good condition at a local medical facility. The surviving pilot was not identified.
The pilots ejected from their stricken plane shortly after takeoff on a training mission. It crashed about 20 miles from the runway.
U-2 flights from Beale have been suspended.