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U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Seychelles Crash

Release Number: 021213

A U.S. Air Force remote-piloted MQ-9 crashed at the Seychelles International Airport in Mahe at 10:22 a.m. today. The MQ-9 was not armed and no injuries were reported. The Government of Seychelles was immediately notified, and the U.S. military and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Seychelles are coordinating the removal of debris. The runway at the airport has reopened for normal traffic. The cause of the incident is unknown and currently under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.