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I visited this site a couple of days ago.  Not much left.  Just little pieces.

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Don,
Do you have the accident report for this U-2? What is the basic story behind the crash? 
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Don, I am assuming this was the crash of the U-2 (trainer version) on Sept. 16th. No details released up till now. Crashed shortly after takeoff. Both ejected but unfortunately one pilot killed. Ray  
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Ray is correct.  No details yet.  Happened on Sept. 16.  The huge burn mark in the grass is visible from as far away as the town of Colusa.
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Don, there is a video of the actual crash. Saw it awhile ago. The U-2 is in a flat spin, with parachutes in the background. Terrible tragedy! Stationed at Beale early in my career. Hard to watch. Is your website up?  Ray
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I was told by the locals that there were three parachutes.  One for each pilot, and one for some sort of instrument package.  At least that's what they told me.  And no, my web site has been discontinued.  The book is no longer in print, and I just lost my enthusiasm for wreck chasing. Only go out once in a while now.  I was on vacation in Colusa where I was born and raised.  Just happened to take a ride out that way toward the site.  I used to play in those Buttes as a kid.
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Passing through the Sutter Buttes area on my way north to Oregon last week, I stopped by the TU-2S crash site. Looks like the Air Force has done some site remediation, but little bits and pieces remain scattered nearby. It's now a micro micro site.

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I made a trip from WA to CA in mid March and visited this site. Looks like the reclamation is proceeding well. CA rains have turned the burned areas into lush green grass and the grass planted at the crash site has taken hold. Didn't bother to walk up to the site due to all the fencing.

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Accident report details released on the U-2 Sutter Buttes
https://www.stripes.com/air-force-releases-details-on-crash-that-killed-u-2-instructor-pilot-1.464387#.WPhE7tLyvIU

Full AIB report Here
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3673624/TU-2S-AIB-Report.pdf


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