Large Navy UAV crashes on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Story updated at 4:40 p.m.
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jun 11, 2012
A large unmanned surveillance aircraft being tested by the Navy crashed at approximately 12:11 p.m. June 11 near Bloodsworth Island on Maryland's eastern shore, the Navy confirmed in a news release.
The aircraft was a modified Air Force Global Hawk RQ-4 unmanned aircraft being tested at Naval Air Station Patuxent River for the Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator program, the military service said.
No one was injured as a result of the crash and no property was damaged at the unpopulated swampy crash site, the Navy said.