The Oroville U-2 spy plane crash[es]

  1. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,122
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    I was reminded of this tonight and thought it worth a post. I lived in Oroville, California, for a time, and my parents lived there for a couple of decades. Strangely enough, there were two U-2 spy planes that went down in Oroville during this time. I was there for the first, which landed on the property of the mother of a friend. You can imagine her surprise when she saw a U-2 coming down!

    The second event was witnessed by my father, who saw the pilot and the plane coming down separately. The plane crashed into the newspaper building in town, and the dead pilot landed on a street very near my parents house.

    I checked and spotted a page dedicated to these events, with a photo of the crash scene.
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  3. wolram

    wolram 3,552
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    A horrendous event that reminds me of the Victor that crashed (quite) near us

    People all ways worried as we were only two miles across country from the end of the runway.
  4. wolram

    wolram 3,552
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    A strange twist to the Victor crash, one of the guys to be first at the the crash site is now my father in law, he was posted at Gaydon at the time.
    Small world.

    Edit. not my farth in law.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
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