Officials say a second unmanned drone plane washed ashore just east of Fort Morgan around 8:15 Thursday morning. The first BQM-167A aircraft was
spotted on the Baldwin County beach on Wednesday. It had washed ashore near the Beach Club Condominiums. Military personnel have now recovered both
Wednesday, Baldwin County 9-1-1 began receiving calls around 4 P.M. about a plane which had crashed in the water, but when deputies arrived, the
aircraft, which is about 20 feet long, had already washed ashore.
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This is my first thread, so please bear with me. I am just curious as to why these pricey military drones would be used for target practice? Is
there more to this story than what is being reported? What do you all think?
Thing is when you shoot down small aircraft like those drones they usually disentigrate during flight or when they crash into the water like any
aircraft would do. The pictures of the drones show them completely intact.
I'm thinking they fell off a ship that was or wasn't supposed to be carrying them. But I don't believe the Airforce shot them down outside Panama
City and they floated to within 300 yards of each other to Fort Morgan.
If anyone can find the current surface streams of the Gulf of Mexico they can set it straight.
looks like a carbon fibre wing? I assume that's where the drone took the hit, the rest of the airframe looks undamaged.
Unless it simply ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean, shearing the wings at impact?
What a waste of a perfectly good gas turbine! The guys over in the homebuilt cruise missile project thread would have loved to get their hands on
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