An American military drone, which had been used to monitor piracy off the East African coast, has crashed at an airport on the Seychelles during a routine patrol, officials said yesterday.
The US embassy in Mauritius said the unmanned US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper was not armed and that the crash caused no injuries. The crash sparked a fire that was quickly extinguished.
Yesterday's crash follows last week's claim by Iran that it seized a drone identified as the RQ-170 Sentinel. Tehran said it was captured over the country's east. The drone was displayed on state TV.