An unmanned aircraft has crashed into the water off the Alaska coast, killing all on board, the US Navy said Wednesday.
The crash happened on Tuesday morning off the coast of the town of Chugachuk about 100 miles east of Anchorage.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or any damage to the aircraft, which crashed into a rock formation, said Navy spokesman John Whitcomb.
The unmanned aircraft crashed near Chugahuk, a village of about 2,000 people.
The pilot ejected and was taken to a hospital, but there was no indication he suffered life-threatening injuries, Whitcomb said.
The Navy said in a statement that it was investigating the crash.
The U.S. Navy had deployed two other unmanned aircraft from the USS John S. McCain in the same area to provide aerial surveillance, Whitcom said.
There was no immediate word on whether the aircraft involved in Tuesday’s crash had been recovered.