A US drone crash-landed at Niger’s main airport for unknown reasons on Monday, the US army said, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.
The “hard landing” of the unarmed MQ-9 Reaper aircraft damaged the runway at Diori Hamani International airport in the Niger capital Niamey, but no injuries were reported, according to a statement from the US Air Forces in Europe and Africa public affairs directorate.
“The US government is working closely with the government of Niger to secure the scene and mitigate inconveniences caused by the incident,” the statement sent to AFP added.
“The cause of the incident is currently under inves …
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