EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – U.S. Air Force officials announced that an MQ-9 Reaper UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) crashed Monday morning at Holloman Air Force Base.
According to officials, the Reaper crashed just before 8 A.M. Monday morning on one of Holloman’s runways.
Base first responders are still on scene, and no injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Officials add that incident is under investigation, and access to the base has not been impacted.
The MQ-9 Reaper is an “armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft,” that have seen extensive use in Afghanistan, and other missions around the world.
Holloman AFB is located in Southern New Mexico, adjacent to Alamogordo (NM), 65 miles north of El Paso, Texas.
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