Defense

May 10, 2017
 

MQ-9 Reaper crashes near New Mexico base

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line prior to takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 13, 2015. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against dynamic execution targets and secondarily as an intelligence collection asset.

An unmanned MQ-9 Reaper crashed at approximately 11:30 a.m., May 2, seven miles south of Highway 70 near Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

First responders are on the scene at this time. The public is asked to cooperate with all military and civilian personnel at the scene.

A board of qualified officers will investigate the cause of the accident.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.




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