Sunday, September 13, 2009

Predator crashes at Holloman AFB

Predator crashes at Holloman AFB: "HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The 49th Fighter Wing says an unmanned MQ-1 Predator has crashed at Holloman Air Force Base.Holloman public affairs officer Maj. Kathy Bienfang says the Predator was taking off Friday morning when it hit a fence and crashed on base property. It was one of four Predators at Holloman.Bienfang says no one was injured and no private property was damaged in the crash.The Predator was assigned to the 432nd Wing from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada and was part of the MQ-1 training mission at Holloman.Bienfang says the base is investigating why the aircraft crashed. It costs about $5 million to $7 million.The aircraft is piloted remotely and is intended to help troops on the ground."

(Via Air Force Times - News.)

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