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.