Army Drone That Vanished on Arizona Flight Found in Colorado
In this Sept. 8, 2005 file photo, Army Sgt Joshua Clark, left, and maintenance instructor Richard Peebles catch a Shadow 200, an unmanned aerial vehicle as it touches down after a test flight at Fort Huachuca. (A. E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
DENVER — An
Army drone that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona has been found about 600 miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there.
Fort Huachuca (wah-CHU'-kuh), Arizona, say a hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree in the mountains west of Denver Thursday. It was missing a wing.
lost contact with the drone at Fort Huachuca nine days earlier. A search failed to find it, and the Army concluded it probably crashed and disintegrated in the area.
Officials say the 450-pound drone has a 20-foot wingspan and can fly for eight or nine hours.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state had gone to the Arizona post to train with the aircraft.
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