61
      Friday
      77 / 59
      Saturday
      84 / 63
      Sunday
      82 / 63

      Safety board arrives in Syracuse to investigate drone crash

      MQ-9 Reaper drone

      A safety board has arrived in Syracuse to begin the investigation into the MQ-9 Reaper done that crashed over Lake Ontario on Tuesday.

      The board will be looking over all the available information from the crash.

      The investigation will take an estimated 30 days, and results will not be made public.

      The findings of an aircraft investigation board will be released, but that investigation could take as long as six months.

      Air Force officials did not find anything during their search Saturday, and will meet Monday to decide if the search for the drone should continue.

      The search for the drone has been ongoing since it crashed into Lake Ontario on Tuesday. The drone took off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and was operating in approved military airspace over Lake Ontario as part of the 174th's mission of training MQ-9 pilots and sensor operators for the Air Force. The Reaper went down in special use airspace 20 miles northeast of the Port of Oswego.