U2 plane crashes in South Korea
Ian Andrew Bell
Fri, 31 Jan 2003 11:53:20 -0800
The U-2 is a single-seater plane. What would it have taken for the
Reuters staff to open up a fucking copy of Jane's and figure that out?
The U-2 is pushing 50 years old. Biggest problem with it is its single
engine... when it suffers a flame out on takeoff or landing, or over
enemy territory, you're pretty-much toast.
Maybe Bush will bring back the SR-71?
On Sunday, January 26, 2003, at 12:50 AM, Mr. FoRK wrote:
> U2 SPY PLANE CRASHES
> An American U-2 spy plane has crashed near the South Korean capital
> Local television reports said the pilot ejected moments before the
> crashed into a car repair shop and exploded.
> It is not known if there were other crew on board the surveillance
> Two people inside the shop were injured.
> "The plane crashed at around 3pm (0600 GMT) but details including
> and the cause of the accident are not immediately available," a
> spokesman said.
> The aircraft had taken off from a US airbase in Osan, not far from the
> site in Hwasong City, south of Seoul.
> About 37,000 US troops are based in South Korea to provide defence
> the communist North.
> Last Updated: 08:08 UK, Sunday January 26, 2003