US Drone Crashes in Seychelles

Unmanned Reaper overshoots runway
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2011 1:46 AM CST
The wreckage of the drone, an MQ-9 Reaper like this one, was recovered by the US military.   (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr., File)
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(Newser) – Another American spy drone has crashed, but unlike the one in Iran, recovering this one posed no problem for the US military. The unmanned Reaper drone crashed at an airport in the Seychelles after a routine anti-piracy patrol over the Indian Ocean, the AP reports. Officials say the drone developed engine problems and needed to land as soon as possible, but was unable to stop before the end of the runway. (Read more Seychelles stories.)

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