12/13/2011 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper crashed at the Seychelles International Airport in Mahe at 10:22 a.m. Dec. 13.
The MQ-9 was not armed and no injuries were reported. The Seychelles government leaders were immediately notified, and the U.S. military and the Civil Aviation Authority of Seychelles are coordinating the removal of debris. The runway at the airport has reopened for normal traffic.
The cause of the incident is unknown and currently under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.
(Courtesy of U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs)
4/5/2012 1:35:00 AM ET With a 36hrs endurance at 260kts takes only about 20 hours to go back and forth from Seychelles to Tehran. The remaining are 16 hours of strolling all over Iran...
An Hellene like no other, Athens
1/14/2012 7:23:19 PM ET The MQ-9 is an unmanned aerial vehicle.
AF CrewDog, California
12/16/2011 9:09:06 AM ET We can only pray that the intrepid crew egressed the aircraft safely prior to impact...and that they were all wearing their reflective belts.
David, Washington DC
12/14/2011 4:10:22 PM ET Before you criticize a post as being about someone's grammar, perhaps you should consider that it was a usage correction, not a grammar correction.
Ret MSgt, St. Paul MN
12/14/2011 10:27:35 AM ET I hope the pilot got out okay.
nonner, a comfy office
12/13/2011 4:48:52 PM ET Before posting on someone's grammar, perhaps you should check your punctuation.
Loader, Tucson Az
12/13/2011 10:25:50 AM ET The Seychelles government leaders wear immediately notified. Wear immediately notified Really How boutWere immediately notified.