AAI Shadow down Fort Huachuca

RQ7 Shadow

The Sierra Vista Herald reports an airframe down.

SIERRA VISTA — Fort Huachuca personnel responded to a crashed unmanned aerial vehicle Monday evening. Radio scanner communications were initially heard at about 6 p.m. The unmanned Shadow aircraft was found about two-and-a-half miles north of the Rugge-Hamilton Airfield off of Canelo Road, where it and other UAVs operate out of, said Tanja Linton, media relations officer for Fort Huachuca. The Shadow has a wingspan of about 13 feet and is manufactured by the AAI Corporation. A small fire broke out at the scene of the crash. The U.S. Forest Service was alerted to the fire, which covered a little more than two acres. The incident remains under investigation.