Press release: Predator mishap at Cannon Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, an MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to Cannon’s 3rd Special Operations Squadron taxied off the runway through a perimeter fence coming to rest in an adjacent field.

There were no injuries; only inert training munitions were on board and pose no hazard. First responders are on scene and have established a cordon to assist in the recovery of the aircraft. More information will be made available as it becomes known.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, contact Public Affairs at 575-784-4131 or visit the Web site at www.cannon.af.mil.