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Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Air Guard's drone crash caused by multiple malfunctions

A "series of system malfunctions" led to the crash of an Air National Guard unmanned drone into Lake Ontario last November.

The MQ-9 Reaper drone was on a training mission when 174th Attack Wing pilots on the ground in Syracuse began having communication issues with the aircraft. The accident report says pilots tried to return the drone to Fort Drum, where it had taken off, but it experienced more problems and never made it.  Go to full article

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MQ-9 Reaper (Source: Wikipedia)
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Air Guard to practice drone surveillance flights over Adirondacks

New York's Air National Guard says it till begin flying unmanned surveillance planes over the Adirondacks beginning this summer. The training missions will be used to help pilots and ground crews learn how to remote-control a spy plane known as the MQ-9 Reaper.

As Brian Mann reports, the planes will fly out of Fort Drum, but the pilots will be manning consoles in Syracuse.  Go to full article

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