Reaper Drone Spirals To The Ground After Being Shot Down In Yemen

first published on November 6, 2017 by

An American MQ-9 Reaper drone comes spiraling to the ground after being shot down while conducting aerial reconnaissance in Yemeni airspace.

A new video has surfaced from the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a that shows an American MQ-9 in a death spiral. The drone was shot down by an unknown group as it conducted aerial reconnaissance, and Major Earl Brown, a CENTCOM spokesperson, stated “We assess that an MQ-9 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was shot down in western Yemen on Oct. 1, 2017.”

Shortly after the vehicle was blown out of the air, the videos below, which have been put together in chronological order, began to surface on the internet. It shows the vehicle in a fiery spiral heading directly towards the ground, and the damage caused by its crash landing. It is unclear what its mission may have been, or who shot it down and why.

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