Get This: Army drone that vanished on Arizona flight found in Colorado


FILE -- In this Sept. 8, 2005 file photo, US Army Sgt Joshua Clark, left, and maintenance instructor Richard Peebles catch a Shadow 200, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, as it touches down after a test flight at Fort Huachuca, outside Sierra Vista, Ariz. A Shadow drone similar to this one that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona nine days earlier was found Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, hundreds of miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. A hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree, officials said. (A. E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star via AP)


DENVER (AP) — An Army drone that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona has been found about 600 miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there.

Officials at Fort Huachuca (wah-CHU’-kuh), Arizona, say a hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree in the mountains west of Denver Thursday. It was missing a wing.

Soldiers lost contact with the drone at Fort Huachuca nine days earlier. A search failed to find it, and the Army concluded it probably crashed and disintegrated in the area.

Officials say the 450-pound drone has a 20-foot wingspan and can fly for eight or nine hours.

Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state had gone to the Arizona post to train with the aircraft.

FILE -- In this Sept. 8, 2005 file photo, US Army Sgt Joshua Clark, left, and maintenance instructor Richard Peebles catch a Shadow 200, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, as it touches down after a test flight at Fort Huachuca, outside Sierra Vista, Ariz. A Shadow drone similar to this one that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona nine days earlier was found Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, hundreds of miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. A hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree, officials said. (A. E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
http://limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_115009141-2b6bb3bb4ca14d1699b92076e6b283bd-1.jpgFILE -- In this Sept. 8, 2005 file photo, US Army Sgt Joshua Clark, left, and maintenance instructor Richard Peebles catch a Shadow 200, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, as it touches down after a test flight at Fort Huachuca, outside Sierra Vista, Ariz. A Shadow drone similar to this one that disappeared on a training flight in southern Arizona nine days earlier was found Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, hundreds of miles away in Colorado, and the military is trying to figure out how it got there. A hiker found the $1.5 million Shadow drone stuck in a tree, officials said. (A. E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
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