White Sands remains closed after crash

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – There is still no estimate on when White Sands National Monument will reopen.

It’s been closed since Friday when an unmanned drone crashed there.

The drone was supposed to be shot down during a test mission, but the test didn’t go according to plan.

According to Holloman officials, much of the debris fell in a dunes area that is usually open to the public. While the monument superintendent says much of the debris has been removed, there are other concerns such as the jet fuel emitted from the drone.

White Sands brings in an average of 900 visitors a day.

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