US Air Force plane crashed in the vicinity of the runway at the Seychelles International Airport



US Air Force plane crashed in the vicinity of the runway at the Seychelles International Airport
An MQ-9 Reaper, similar to the drone that crashed


At approximately 1440 hours on April 4 Seychelles time, an unmanned and unarmed USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the runway at the Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahe, according to a press statement issued by the US Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius.
There are no reports of injuries and no indications of any hostile act that contributed to the incident. With the assistance of Seychelles authorities, the United States Air Force is recovering the aircraft while ensuring the safety and environmental protection of the area.
The American military drone, used to monitor piracy off the East African coast, crashed at an airport on the island nation of Seychelles on Wednesday, according to the US Embassy there.
The aircraft “came to rest in sea water” adjacent to the airfield. There were no indications that any hostile act contributed to the crash, the statement said.
A drone crashed at the same airport in December when it wasn’t able to stop before the end of the runway.
Wednesday’s statement did not speculate on the cause of the most recent crash.
The US military has a small team in the Seychelles to operate a drone program.
Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

US Air Force plane crashed in the vicinity of the runway at the Seychelles International Airport


US Air Force plane crashed in the vicinity of the runway at the Seychelles International Airport
An MQ-9 Reaper, similar to the drone that crashed


At approximately 1440 hours on April 4 Seychelles time, an unmanned and unarmed USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft crashed in the vicinity of the runway at the Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahe, according to a press statement issued by the US Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius.
There are no reports of injuries and no indications of any hostile act that contributed to the incident. With the assistance of Seychelles authorities, the United States Air Force is recovering the aircraft while ensuring the safety and environmental protection of the area.
The American military drone, used to monitor piracy off the East African coast, crashed at an airport on the island nation of Seychelles on Wednesday, according to the US Embassy there.
The aircraft “came to rest in sea water” adjacent to the airfield. There were no indications that any hostile act contributed to the crash, the statement said.
A drone crashed at the same airport in December when it wasn’t able to stop before the end of the runway.
Wednesday’s statement did not speculate on the cause of the most recent crash.
The US military has a small team in the Seychelles to operate a drone program.
Source: Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture

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