US Drone Downed in Pakistan

Pakistan claims US spy craft crash-landed near Afghan border
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2008 7:27 AM CDT
Military personnel adjust the placement of the US Air Force MQ-1 Predator aircraft at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif., June 25, 2008.    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – The Pakistani military says it has recovered the wreckage of an American spy drone in the tense Afghan border region. Local tribesmen had earlier claimed to have shot the drone down, but Pakistani officials said the wreckage had no bullet holes, and apparently was downed by a malfunction. US officials denied that any drones had been lost, but no other country operates drones in the region, Reuters reports.