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Drone crashes near Fort Indiantown Gap

Army National Guard

Harrisburg, Pa. – No injuries were reported when an Army National Guard RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle performing training operations experienced an uncontrolled hard landing on Fisher Avenue and was run-over by a civilian vehicle outside of Fort Indiantown Gap near the Comfort Inn, at approximately 3:20 p.m. Thursday.

The RQ-7 Shadow involved will be a total loss and is worth $125,000. The civilian vehicle reported minor damages.

The RQ-7 Shadow weighs approximately 375 pounds and is approximately 11 feet long and has a wingspan of 14 feet.

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard presently conducts training operations with the RQ-7 Shadow and RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicles out of Fort Indiantown Gap over the installation’s approved airspace.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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