Friday, November 15, 2013

Drone worth millions crashes into Lake Ontario, military says

Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt / AP
An MQ-9 Reaper Drone is seen in an undated file photo. Click to see other uncrewed aerial vehicles that are known to carry weapons or that might be adapted to carry them.  
By Gil Aegerter Staff Writer, NBC News 
An unarmed Air National Guard drone crashed into Lake Ontario during a training exercise Tuesday, the military said.
The MQ-9 Reaper took off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum, N.Y., as part of a mission training pilots for the Air Force, Air National Guard Col. Greg Semmel said at a news conference Tuesday evening. The crash occurred about 1 p.m. local time in eastern Lake Ontario about 20 miles northeast of Oswego, N.Y., he said...Continue reading...

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