25/01/2021

US Gray Eagle UAV make emergency landing in Niger

US Gray Eagle UAV make emergency landing in Niger – link

Source: Defence Web

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  • A US Africa Command (Africom) MQ-1C Gray Eagle made an emergency landing in Niger over the weekend
  • “The aircraft experienced a mechanical malfunction while conducting a routine mission in support of operations in the region,” US Air Force Colonel Christopher Karns told Military Times. An investigation into the cause of the malfunction will take place, he said
  • “The aircraft is under observation by U.S. forces with host nation cooperation and assistance,” Karns told the publication. “Assessment and the process of recovery of the aircraft and safeguarding the site is underway.”
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