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CBP Statement Regarding UAS Mishap

Release Date: 
November 13, 2020

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.—On November 13,  a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Unmanned Aircraft System experienced a mishap upon landing at Libby Army Airfield, Ft. Huachuca, AZ.  The aircraft struck a threshold barrier on the runway. The aircraft caught fire, coming to a full stop on the runway. The fire department extinguished the fire and secured the aircraft, no injuries have been reported. Initial damage assessment of the aircraft is extensive. A CBP AMO Accident Investigation Team has been activated as per CBP policy. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021