- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A Cold War era U-2 spy plane made a low pass over Pocatello Regional Airport.

The Idaho State Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1pTLKEC) that the aircraft made famous for spying on the Soviets made the flyover on Wednesday.

Melvin Wagoner is director of operations at the Pocatello-based jet charter service AvCenter.

He says that U-2 pilot Beau Miller is retiring from the U.S. Air Force and will be working for AvCenter.

He says Miller offered to fly the rarely-seen jet by the Pocatello Regional Airport during his final flight.

Wagoner says the black jet twice approached the airport flying low both times, and then zoomed to 60,000 feet.

Pocatello Regional Airport Manager David Allen says he doubts a U-2 has ever come that close to the airport in the past.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, https://www.journalnet.com


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