Posted April 25, 2006 11:45 AM MST -- KVOA-TV - Tucson, Arizona
News 4 has learned that an unmanned air vehicle belonging to the Border Patrol has gone down.
An agent says it happened between midnight and 6 Tuesday morning while it was patrolling the Arizona/Mexico border.
It crashed on Morning Star Ranch, a remote area about 10 miles east of Interstate 19.
The aircraft was the only UAV the Border Patrol owned. It had just been unveiled in September of last year.
Agents say the UAV was extensively damaged. The aircraft itself was worth 10 million dollars.
A News 4 crew is heading out to the crash site. We'll bring you the latest details as they become available. [A photo is now available at 6:15 p.m. MST.... see the image below.]