FORT HUACHUCA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Army has confirmed that an unmanned aircraft system found in Colorado is the one that was lost during a training mission at Fort Huachuca earlier this month.
According to Tanja Linton, a spokeswoman for the fort, the Army is investigating how the UAS ended up in Colorado.
The drone was found by a hiker and was missing a wing, Linton said in a news release.
Base officials say the Shadow unmanned aircraft launched on Tuesday, Jan. 31, disappeared after losing connection with the ground station.
The aircraft was part of a training mission at Fort Huachuca being conducted by the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.
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