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.
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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.