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Holloman drone crashes at White Sands National Monument

Feb. 7, 2014 - 02:45PM   |  
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HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — An unmanned aircraft on a training mission from Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico has crashed at White Sands National Monument.

Base officials say the QF-4 drone crashed around 9 a.m. Friday.

They say the monument had been closed in advance to the test mission and will remain closed until further notice.

Base officials say the cause of the crash isnít immediately known and is under investigation.

The aircraft was assigned to Detachment 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, which is a tenant unit at Holloman assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group.

Last October, an Air Force MQ-1B Predator drone crashed on the White Sands Missile Range during a training exercise from the Holloman base near Alamogordo.

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