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Predator drone crashes at Holloman

Predator drone crashes at Holloman
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet

POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 2:49pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 5:33pm

No injuries, no damage to property reported

U.S. Air Force officials say an MQ-1B Predator drone crashed early Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials, the Predator crashed approximately 6 miles northwest of Holloman airfield at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft was assigned to the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, which is part of the Air Force’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Formal Training Unit at the 49th Wing.

Officials add that the Predator was on a routine local training mission. No one was injured and no private property was damaged.

A board will be convened to investigate the cause of the accident.


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