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Crews find multiple pieces of MQ-9 Reaper drone that crashed into Lake Ontario

Crews are scouring Lake Ontario near southern Jefferson County as they search for a Reaper drone that crashed on Tuesday afternoon.<br /><img src="http://www.9wsyr.com/images/common/camera.jpg" /> Photos: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.9wsyr.com/Photo.aspx?slideshow=c60a470f-ecf6-4bf8-89da-048c5c457656">Crews search Lake Ontario for crashed Reaper drone</a>
Crews are scouring Lake Ontario near southern Jefferson County as they search for a Reaper drone that crashed on Wednesday afternoon. (Dennis Harmon, WSYR-TV)
Crews are scouring Lake Ontario near southern Jefferson County as they search for a Reaper drone that crashed on Wednesday afternoon. (Dennis Harmon, WSYR-TV)
Photos: Crews search Lake Ontario for crashed Reaper drone

Mannsville (WSYR-TV) – Crews are scouring Lake Ontario near southern Jefferson County as they search for a MQ-9 Reaper drone that crashed on Tuesday afternoon.

Personnel from a local fire department, as well as personnel from the 174th Attack Wing searched the area after some debris was found on the shore nearby.

The 174th reports that multiple pieces of the drone came to shore int he Montario Bay area on Friday.

The Sandy Creek Fire Department loaned its pontoon boat to aid in the search efforts.

The drone was not armed and no one was injured in the crash, nor was any property damaged.

The drones are based in a hangar at Fort Drum and operated by military personnel based at the 174th Attack Wing’s facility at Hancock Field in Syracuse.

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