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Drone Strike Guided Missile Cruiser off Coast of California

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson
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Updated: 11/16/2013 11:41 pm


The Navy says an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries.
According to the Associated Press, Navy officials say the accident on the USS Chancellorsville happened Saturday afternoon while the ship was testing its combat weapons system off Point Mugu.  Two sailors were treated for minor burns after the ship was struck.
It is now heading back to Naval Base San Diego so that officials can assess the damage.
The drone was being used to test the ship's radar. About 300 crew members were aboard the ship.###
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