Daily Mail: US military confirms U-2 spy plane crash in Northern California killed one pilot after mistakenly tweeting the crew had ejected safely
* Reconnaissance aircraft crashed on Tuesday morning shortly after taking off from Beale air base north of Sacramento
* Military says that the pilots were flying a training mission when the plane went down just after 9am
* Initially, the air force said he pilots survived, but officials later confirmed that one of them had been killed
* There is still no word on the condition of the other pilot
One pilot was killed and another injured on Tuesday when a U-2 spy plane crashed in Northern California just after takeoff, the military said at a briefing.
According to military officials the crash occurred just north of the state capital of Sacramento at 9am on Tuesday.
Just before the aircraft went down, the pilots ejected.
Initially, the Air Force said the crew had 'safely ejected,' and the pilots had escaped unharmed.
However, a later tweet confirmed that one of the pilots had died. The military have not revealed the identities of the two involved in the crash and gave no indication of the condition of the other pilot.
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