US UAV Crashes in Paktika Province, Afghanistan
Dispatches from the Front:
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, April 26, 2009 -- An unmanned aerial vehicle crashed shortly after take-off today in Paktika province.
The drone experienced mechanical difficulties shortly after it was launched in the Orgun-E District. The site of the crash was located and secured immediately by the Afghan national police.
There were no reports of enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash and a recovery team is working to collect the equipment.
This is a developing story with additional details to follow.
(Report from a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)
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