Fatal California U2 spy plane crash laid to pilot error

Apr 20, 2017

Fatal California U2 spy plane crash laid to pilot error

The U.S. Air Force says pilot error forced two airmen to eject from a U2 spy plane while on a training mission from a Northern California base in September, killing one of them. The Air Force released findings of its probe of the crash ...

Pilot ejects before F-16 crashes near DC, setting off munitions

Apr 6, 2017

Pilot ejects before F-16 crashes near DC, setting off munitions

A fighter jet pilot on a training mission ejected safely before the aircraft crashed Wednesday in a wooded area in a Washington suburb. Witnesses reported the sound of live ammunition. The District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16C went down about 200 yards behind ...

First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force

Aug 3, 2016

First squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready: U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, marking a major milestone for a program that has faced cost overruns and delays. The move is another achievement for the $379 billion program, ...