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US Air Force MQ-9 crashes in Seychelles

12/13/2011 – RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper crashed at the Seychelles International Airport in Mahe at 10:22 a.m. Dec. 13.

The MQ-9 was not armed and no injuries were reported. The Seychelles government leaders were immediately notified, and the U.S. military and the Civil Aviation Authority of Seychelles are coordinating the removal of debris. The runway at the airport has reopened for normal traffic.

The cause of the incident is unknown and currently under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

(Courtesy of U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs)

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