Military Drone Crashes near Pennsylvania elementary school

LICKDALE, PENNSYLVANIA (EarthThreats.com) — An unmanned aerial vehicle has crashed near Lickdale elementary School in Pennsylvania, Army National Guard officials said.

The incident happened about 3:15 P.M. when the UAV was being controlled by a remote operator during a training exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap. The drone experienced a hard landing followed by being run over by a civilian vehicle in front of the school, emergency officials said.

The vehicle, known as the RQ-7 Shadow, weighs 375 pounds, is approximately 11 feet long and has a wing span of 14 feet, Shenk said.

The drone normally operates over Fort Indiantown Gap’s airspace, Shenk said.

The National Guard does not know why the UAV crashed and the incident is under investigation.

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