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Air Force Drone Crashes In Southern Nevada

No Injuries Reported Near Indian Springs
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Reaper unmanned aircraft / KXNT file photo

Reaper unmanned aircraft / KXNT file photo

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Military officials say nobody was injured when a drone crashed on a range outside of Creech Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas.

Authorities say the crash happened about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, about five miles north of the base.

Officials say a board of Air Force personnel will investigate the crash.

Specifics on the incident weren’t immediately available Friday morning.

The crash comes 11 months after MQ-9 Reaper aircraft went down in the desert north of Las Vegas. Investigators say crew members at Nellis Air Force Base didn’t thoroughly check the craft before they sent it out on a training mission.

Nobody was hurt in the Dec. 5 incident, but it cost the government $9.6 million.

 

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