An MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., was damaged when it skidded off the runway on Sept. 2, the base announced.
The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time as the Reaper was trying to take off. No other aircraft were involved, according to a USAF release. Officials did not say how badly the aircraft was damaged.
The incident remains under investigation.
Holloman is home to MQ-9 instructors who train pilots and intelligence sensor operators to use the remotely piloted aircraft.