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MQ-9 Reaper crashes at Holloman AFB during takeoff

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US Air Force file of an MQ-9 Reaper landing at Holloman AFB

A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely-piloted aircraft crashed during takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base in the morning hours of December 6.

The crash was confirmed to the Associated Press by officials from the Holloman-based 49th Wing, which noted that no personnel were injured in the crash.

The accident is currently under investigation.

In addition to the MQ-9 Reapers, Holloman AFB is also home to T-38 Talon, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and QF-16 drone aircraft.

According to Drone Wars, the crash on Monday is potentially the ninth of its kind for the US military in the past two years.

The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude RPAS that can perform strike, coordination, and reconnaissance against high-value and time-sensitive targets.