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Debris from lost Drum-based drone recovered

Nov. 15, 2013 - 10:48AM   |  
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FORT DRUM, N.Y. — A search of Lake Ontario’s eastern shore has turned up some pieces of a multimillion-dollar, New York-based military drone that crashed during a training flight this week.

Maj. Sandra Stoquert (STOH’-kwert) of the Air National Guard’s Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing says initial reports of debris were reported through local authorities and 174th personnel were dispatched to recover it. The type of debris was not disclosed.

The drone took off from Fort Drum in northern New York and crashed into the lake Tuesday about 12 miles from the eastern shore and 20 miles northeast of Oswego (ahs-WEE’-goh).

The U.S. Air Force is convening two investigation boards to determine the cause of the accident.

The company that makes the Reaper says the cost of a new drone starts at $10 million.

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