Officials with the Air National Guard in Syracuse say that a drone aircraft crashed into the eastern portion of Lake Ontario early Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, when the MQ-9 Reaper crashed during a routine training mission conducted by the 174th Attack Wing.
The aircraft did not have any weapons on board. It had taken off from a airfield at Fort Drum.
The U.S. Coast Guard helped Fort Drum crews search for the Reaper until wintry weather forced them to quit for the night.
The cause of the crash will be investigated.