Aircraft 56-6718 Data

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Lockheed U-2C C/N 381

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  • 56-6718 - Lockheed U2. Picture taken at RAAF Laverton Vic Australia at an open to the public air display. - by Barry J Diwell by Barry J Diwell

Airframe Info

Model:U-2C    Search all Lockheed U-2C
Year built:0000
Construction Number (C/N):381
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:1
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Turbofan
Engine Manufacturer and Model:General Electric F-118-101


Registration Number:56-6718
Current Status:Crashed 1980-01-31


Owner:United States Air Force
United States

User Comments

Malcolm Clarke, 2015-11-04 04:30:05
 Lost Jan 31, 1980 near Oroville, CA. USAF pilot Edward I. Beaumont lost consciousness while on training flight. Plane glided earthward until it hit some high-tension electrical lines, causing the plane to slowly spiral to the ground. Having regained consciousness by the sudden jolt of hitting the ground, the pilot exited the U-2. The aircraft is now mounted on a pylon at Beale AFB, California.
(Courtesy Joe Baugher)