Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MQ-9 performs emergency landing

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Officials with the 49th Wing announced a remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper performed an emergency landing Jan. 23 at approximately 9:45 p.m. just south of the base.

The aircraft is assigned to the 29th Attack Squadron, which is a remotely piloted aircraft flying training unit. The accident occurred at the end of a local training mission.

No one was injured and no private property was damaged. Emergency personnel responded to the scene shortly after the landing.

A board is convening to investigate the cause of the accident.