Drone damaged after going off runway at New Mexico air base

New Mexico

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. military says an Air Force attack drone was damaged Wednesday when it went off a runway during takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico.

Base officials said in a statement that the remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 49th Wing was the only aircraft involved.

The statement said a board of Air Force officers will investigate the accident to determine the cause.

The base is 79 miles north of El Paso, Texas.

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