Drone crashes near school, hotel

JONESTOWN – Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Penn

sylvania school and a hotel.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Joan Nissley said no one was injured when the RQ-7 Shadow drone crashed in Lebanon County about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and was run over by a civilian vehicle.

Nissley said the aircraft crashed during training operations at nearby Fort Indiantown Gap.

It came down on Fischer Avenue, between Lickdale Elementary School and a Comfort Inn.

The drone weighs 375 pounds and has a 15-foot wingspan. The cause of the crash is under investigation.