Large Navy UAV crashes on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Story updated at 4:40 p.m.

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.



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