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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.