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The Air Force's U-2 spy plane first took flight in August 1955. One of the planes confused air traffic control computers in California last week, creating havoc.
May 6, 2014 After the plane's altitude was misinterpreted, efforts to route airliners around it over California created havoc. The U-2 was reportedly flying at 60,000 feet, but computers thought it was far lower.
The Air Force's U-2 spy plane first took flight in August 1955 and has been in commission ever since.
May 28, 2012 In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on the Soviet Union. More than a half-century later, not only is the U-2 still in commission, but it's also successfully competing against the more expensive, remotely piloted Global Hawk.
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May 11, 2010 Cholene Espinoza reveals what it's like to pilot the famous U-2 spy plane, and argues that it will be sorely missed when the Air Force grounds it.
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