Embassy: US Air Force drone crashes in Seychelles

By REUTERS
December 13, 2011 15:05

 
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VICTORIA - A US drone aircraft crashed at Seychelles International Airport on Tuesday, the US embassy in Mauritius said.

"A US Air Force remote-piloted MQ-9 crashed at the Seychelles International Airport in Mahe. The MQ-9 was not armed and no injuries were reported," the embassy said in a statement.

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) confirmed the incident and said that the plane was on a "routine patrol" and had crashed because of mechanical failure.

The US embassy did not comment on the plane's mission and said that the cause of the crash was unknown.

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