A Lockheed U-2R reconnaissance aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from RAF Fairford on 29 August. The pilot ejected, but later died from his injuries. The aircraft may have been intended to carry out last-minute reconnaissance of potential targets in Bosnia in the run-up to NATO air strikes launched on the 30 August. The aircraft crashed just outside the airfield perimeter. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Source: Flight International