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Unmanned drone crashes at New Mexico air base

By Lynn Herrmann     Oct 28, 2010 in Politics
Holloman Air Force Base - An unmanned MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed late Wednesday afternoon at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base, the second unmanned craft to crash at the base within the last week.
Holloman AFB reports the MQ-9 crashed on landing at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday as it was returning from a training mission.
The unmanned aircraft, or drone, was assigned to the 29th Attack Squadron. Officials at the base report no one was injured and there was no damage to private property.A board will be convened to investigate the incident.
Last Friday, another drone crashed on landing as well. The MQ-1 Predator drone was also on a training mission. The MQ-1 was assigned to the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron. Both drones were part of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Flying Training Unit at Holloman.
KRQE reports another Predator crashed at the base on September 11, 2009.
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