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Drone crashes near Florida highwayNovember 5, 1996
Web posted at: 11:30 p.m. EST
PANAMA CITY, Florida (CNN) -- An unmanned Air Force QF-106 drone crashed upon landing at Tyndall Air Force Base on Tuesday, igniting a small fire that forced authorities to close a state highway.
No one was killed or injured, Staff Sgt. Jason Tudor said.
The plane went down just south of State Highway 98 and started a brushfire in an uninhabited area near the Air Force Base.
The drone has a small self-destructive explosive on board and this, coupled with the fire, caused officials to close off the highway.
The QF-106 drone is used as target practice for F-15 fighter pilots. It can be flown either by remote control or by a pilot.
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