UPDATE: Shadow UAS reportedly found in rural area of Pima County

UPDATE: Shadow UAS reportedly found in rural area of Pima County
RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft system missing since 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, has reportedly been found.

It was located by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department at 3:47 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in a rural area of Pima County, according to the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office. Recovery operations are underway.

Several departments, including Civil Air Patrol, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department were assisting in the aerial search efforts on Saturday.

According to officials, the current condition of the aircraft is not known at this time.

The UAS was operating in Fort Huachuca’s West Range on a routine training mission when it lost radar contact with air traffic control after it exited the R2303 restricted airspace.

This is an evolving situation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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