It came from above: Fourteen years ago today,a U-2 spy plane fell f...

Full story: Chico Enterprise-Record

This photo, which appeared inside of Mercury-Register's Thursday, Aug. 8, 1996, edition, shows fire personnel attending to the newspaper's office after a U-2 spy plane crashed into the structure.
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Just call me Chico

Chico, CA

#1 Aug 7, 2010
I'm pretty sure that photo is not of fire personnel attending to the injured in 1998, but maybe an arrest from yesterday?
durham dad

Chico, CA

#2 Aug 7, 2010
Just call me Chico wrote:
I'm pretty sure that photo is not of fire personnel attending to the injured in 1998, but maybe an arrest from yesterday?
no that the right photo,that how we helped the injured way back in 1998
Vern

AOL

#3 Aug 7, 2010
Da plane boss Da plane
lloyd johnson

Hayward, CA

#4 Aug 7, 2010
i do not know why but i had allways thought that the plane had crashed into the chico newspaper bld.
Not in Chico

Chico, CA

#5 Aug 7, 2010
This was the only time in my life that I thought I was going to die. A very eerie feeling watching the plane slam into the ground.
Just call me Chico

Chico, CA

#6 Aug 7, 2010
Not in Chico wrote:
This was the only time in my life that I thought I was going to die. A very eerie feeling watching the plane slam into the ground.
Must have been, I'm remember the crash.
OES

Anderson, CA

#7 Aug 7, 2010
A couple weeks after the crash I was passing through Oroville and stopped at the Chevron station south of the CDF HQ for fuel.

I asked the young woman clerk if she was working when the crash took place and immediately she began shaking. She then told me she didn't want to talk about it. She turned around and walked into the back office room.

In my life I have seen a lot of tragic situations and am somewhat hardened to emergency scenes, but I sure felt badly for that gas station clerk.
Stephens1949

San Jose, CA

#8 Aug 7, 2010
Saved her from a lifetime of reading that paper and living in hOroville.
AnimalX militant Muppet

Redding, CA

#9 Aug 7, 2010
The Day local news died in oroville
lakeside

Vacaville, CA

#10 Aug 7, 2010
I saw the plane on fire just before it crashed, one of the most eerie sights etched into my memory forever.
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#11 Aug 7, 2010
Stephens1949 wrote:
Saved her from a lifetime of reading that paper and living in hOroville.
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Stephensahole.

I knew Jerri Vering, she was a real nice and pleasant lady, and you are a miserable scumbag...
Holly Schmidt

San Francisco, CA

#13 Aug 8, 2010
Not to make light of this tragic event in any way, but...

Why is it so noteworthy that the author of this article mentions not only once, but TWICE, that the woman who was killed had just paid for her Enterprise Record newspaper subscription?
chris yarbrough

Paradise, CA

#14 Aug 8, 2010
we were at lake oroville [dark canyon] as it went over it was having trouble and it went over the hill and there was a black plume of smoke
Marina Vering

Mexico

#15 Nov 23, 2012
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
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Stephensahole.
I knew Jerri Vering, she was a real nice and pleasant lady, and you are a miserable scumbag...
Thank you for defending my aunt who I never met do to the fact that I was not alive
dognes

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Nov 25, 2012
youtube.com/watch...
1960 U-2 incident
Part of the Cold War
US Air Force U-2 (2139646280).jpg
A U-2 aircraft similar to the one shot down
Type Aircraft shootdown
Location near Degtyarsk, Soviet Union
56°41&#8242;45.96&#824 3;N 60°5&#8242;53.16&#8243 ;ECoordinates: 56°41&#8242;45.96&#824 3;N 60°5&#8242;53.16&#8243 ;E
Objective USAF spy aircraft
Date 1 May 1960
Executed by Soviet Air Defence Forces

The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and during the leadership of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union.

The United States government at first denied the plane's purpose and mission, but then was forced to admit its role as a covert surveillance aircraft when the Soviet government produced its intact remains and surviving pilot, Francis Gary Powers, as well as photos of military bases in Russia taken by Powers. Coming roughly two weeks before the scheduled opening of an East–West summit in Paris, the incident was a great embarrassment to the United States[1] and prompted a marked deterioration in its relations with the Soviet Union.
I saw the whole thing

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Nov 15, 2013
The plane was shot down by a rocket
Sergi

Chico, CA

#19 Nov 15, 2013
I saw the whole thing wrote:
The plane was shot down by a rocket
Powers' U-2 plane was hit by the first S-75 missile fired. A total of eight were launched; one missile hit a MiG-19 jet fighter which was sent to intercept the U-2 but could not reach a high enough altitude.

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