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Airmen from the 29th Aircraft Maintenance Unit look over the 49th Wing’s newest MQ-9 Reaper, Jan. 8, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
Airmen from the 29th Aircraft Maintenance Unit look over the 49th Wing’s newest MQ-9 Reaper, Jan. 8, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. (Autumn Vogt/U.S. Air Force)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (Tribune News Service) — An MQ-9 Reaper drone crashed on a runway during takeoff at about 7:55 a.m. on Monday on Holloman Air Force Base.

First responders reported to the scene where no injuries were reported, according to a 49th Wing news release.

Base access was not affected, the news release states.

The cause of the MQ-9’s crash is under investigation.

MQ-9 Reapers are remote-piloted aircraft that have been on Holloman Air Force Base since 2009.

For more information, contact the 49th Wing Public Affairs office at 575-572-7381.

nmaxwell@alamogordonews.com

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