Saturday, February 8, 2014

Holloman QF-4 drone crashes

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A QF-4 drone crashed on White Sands National Monument Friday morning while on a routine training mission. The cause of the crash, four to five miles west of Runway 22, is unknown. The monument west of Alamogordo was closed in advance of the test mission and will remain closed until further notice. The drone was assigned to Detachment 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, a tenant unit at Holloman assigned to the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group. The 82nd ATRS is part of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, which falls under the 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: 49th Wing Public Affairs, 02/07/14) Background story on QF-4, QF-16 drones