A U.S. Air Drive RQ-4 Block 40 International Hawk crashed at roughly 7 a.m., Central Normal Time, Aug. 6 in a rural subject close to Gilby, N.D.
The plane was from Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and was returning to base on the time of the accident. The RQ-4 is an unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft, so no individuals had been on board. No accidents had been reported on the scene of the accident.
The hearth was extinguished and the incident is beneath investigation with restoration operations underway.
The location is an energetic army investigation, and the general public is requested to keep away from the realm as a lot as doable so as to protect the scene.
“The 319th Reconnaissance Wing has personnel on website and we anticipate restoration operations and the official investigation might take a number of weeks,” mentioned Col. Jeremy Fields, 319th Reconnaissance Wing vice commander. “I’d prefer to personally thank native legislation enforcement, Customs and Border Safety and emergency providers for his or her help on scene.”
As quickly as extra particulars change into obtainable, they are going to be supplied.