Drone crashes outside of Creech Air Force Base


Nobody was injured when a drone crashed on a range outside of Creech Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas, military officials said.

Authorities said the crash happened about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, about five miles north of the base.

A board of Air Force personnel will investigate the crash.

Specifics on the incident weren’t immediately available Friday morning.

The crash comes 11 months after MQ-9 Reaper aircraft went down in the desert north of Las Vegas. Investigators said crew members at Nellis Air Force Base didn’t thoroughly check the craft before they sent it out on a training mission.

Nobody was hurt in the Dec. 5 incident, but it cost the government $9.6 million.

 

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