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Investigation and search continues after drone crashes into Lake Ontario

By WKTV News

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - The search is set to resume for a military drone that crashed into eastern Lake Ontario while on a training mission for the New York Air National Guard.

Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing, tells local media outlets that a search by U.S. Coast Guard a helicopter and vessel was called off because of bad weather late Tuesday, several hours after the MQ-9 Reaper crashed about 20 miles north of Oswego.

The unarmed drone had taken off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum in northern New York. The drone is used by the 174th Attack Wing to train Air Force pilots who use it on surveillance and attack missions globally.

The search is expected to resume Wednesday morning.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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