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Military Drone Crashes Near Pa. School

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    Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Pennsylvania school and a hotel.
     
    Department of Military and Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Joan Nissley said no one was injured when the RQ-7 Shadow drone crashed in Lebanon County around 3:30 p.m. Thursday and was run over by a civilian vehicle.

      Nissley said the aircraft crashed during training operations at nearby Fort Indiantown Gap. It came down on Fischer Avenue, between Lickdale Elementary School and a Comfort Inn.
     
    The drone weighs 375 pounds and has a 15-foot wingspan. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
     
    The Pennsylvania National Guard trains three brigades on the use of 12 drones at Fort Indiantown Gap.