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The reconnaissance flight was just six miles from the U.S. base in Djibouti when it came down on its way back from a mission in Afghanistan.
The crash occurred at about 8 pm on Saturday, and personnel from Camp Lemonnier in the tiny Horn of Africa nation raced out to the scene Specialist Ryan Whitney of the 1st Special Operations Wing said that initial indications are that the plane did not crash because of hostile fire - even though the camp is just a few miles from the border with Somalia.
The plane was conducting an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission, he said. A statement from U.S. Africa Command called it a \