With thanks again to the Sierra Vista Herald
SIERRA VISTA — A panel of staff from the Army Aviation Center of Excellence out of Fort Rucker, Ala., likely will lead the investigation into why an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed north of Fort Huachuca on Monday.
At some time around 6 p.m., a Shadow UAV unit crashed about 900 meters north of the installation, said Tanja Linton, media relations officer for the fort
The aircraft, and others like it, is operated out of the Rugge-Hamilton Airfield off of Canelo Road.
No additional information about the incident was available on Tuesday.
Attempts to contact the aviation center at Fort Rucker regarding the specifications of the Shadow and any impending investigation were not successful Tuesday, though Linton did say that the unit is “used in current operations” for “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance purposes.”
Derek Jordan • Herald/Review