Drone crashes near Holloman AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Liddicoet

MQ-1B Predator went down Wednesday afternoon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 5:03pm

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

According to the USAF, the Predator crashed approximately 6 miles northwest of Holloman airfield at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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

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.

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


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