US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper crashes in Romania

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An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft from the 163rd Attack Wing lands for the first time at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. April 5, 2017. This was a milestone event for the base in their efforts to move the wing’s flight operations to March ARB from Southern California’s high desert where it currently flys at. (Air National Guard photo illustration by Airman Michelle J. Ulber) (This photo was manipulated to remove the aircraft tail number for security purposes.)


Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu

Agerpres, Bucharest, Romania

A US Air Force drone crashed on Thursday — EEST, three kilometres south of the 71st Campia Turzii Air Base, the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN) reports.

The MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed while returning to the base, with no casualties.

The incident was also confirmed by Defence Minister Vasile Dincu to the Digi 24 private broadcaster. He mentioned that the drone was participating in a training exercise and was being maneuvered by US soldiers.

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