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No injuries after MQ-9 Reaper crashes at training range

An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner, flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt | U.S. Air Force Photo)
An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner, flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt | U.S. Air Force Photo)
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Updated: 12/06/2012 9:54 am
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE (KSNV MyNews3) – A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range on Wednesday night, according to a news release.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 7:15 p.m. in a remote location west of Hiko.

The remotely piloted aircraft, assigned to the 57th Wing here, was participating in a combat training mission as part of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Mission Employment phase.

A board of officers is being convened to investigate.
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