Air Force confirms Cannon Predator drone crash

Freedom New Mexico

The Air Force is confirming an MQ-1 Predator drone assigned to Cannon Air Force Base crashed earlier this month in eastern Afghanistan.

The Cannon unmanned aircraft crashed May 7, according to the Air Force, which also confirmed it was the second drone in the last two weeks to crash in Afghanistan.

Other than saying the crash was not due to hostile fire, no other information was released.