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MQ-9 sustains damage during landing

A MQ-9 Reaper flies above Creech AFB during a local training mission. The 42nd Attack Squadron currently operates the MQ-9.  (Photo by Paul Ridgeway)

An MQ-9 Reaper (like the one pictured) sustained damage during landing Aug. 24, 2011, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. No one was injured, and no private property was damaged. (File photo)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- A remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 29th Attack Squadron sustained damage during landing here Aug. 24.

The accident occurred at the end of a local training mission, officials said. The 29th AS is a remotely piloted aircraft flying training unit.

No one was injured, and no private property was damaged, officials said.

A board is convening to investigate the cause of the accident, officials said.

(Courtesy of the 49th Wing Public Affairs)



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