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Unmanned Helicopter Crashes At Ventura County Military Base; No Injuries Reported

A U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout, the type of unmanned helicopter which crashed at Naval Base Ventura County Friday afternoon

An unmanned helicopter has crashed at a South Coast military base, but the good news is no one was hurt.

The MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopter clipped a building and crashed at Naval Base Ventura County Friday afternoon.  Base firefighters responded to the scene, but there was no explosion or fire from the accident.  The building had only minor damage.

The Fire Scouts are about the size of a car.  They’re 24 feet long, weigh 3,000 pounds, and can fly for about eight hours. 

They are used for reconnaissance, but can also carry missiles and rockets.