Air Force Drone Crashes in New Mexico

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posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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It appears yet another Air force crash in NM has occurred about a week from the last one in Western NM:


The U.S. Air Force hasn’t yet determined what caused an MQ-1B Predator drone to crash yesterday at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, a spokeswoman said.

The unmanned aerial vehicle made by General Atomics of San Diego went down at 1:45 p.m. about six miles northwest of the airfield, according to a statement from the base.


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posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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No telling. I've seen everything from a loose cannon plug, to a pilot just flying into the ground. With it being a training mission, I'd lean towards pilot error.



posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 06:12 PM
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Maybe some CO. drone hunters decided to go on an expedition to NM.



posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Yah, your probably right.
What I didn't realize though is how often the Predator's crash. Is the loss of roughly 5-6 per year a normal thing?



posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 10:55 PM
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Oh god yes. In 2011 the Predator accident rate was 4.86/100,000 flight hours, and I've seen as high as 9.26/100,000 in recent years. You don't even want to know what it was like in the early days. Jesus I don't know how they had any left.

Losing 4-5 a year is a GOOD year.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 12:02 AM
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There are crashes and there are crashes.

The base i live out side of uses a lot of target drones every year.

If a drone has problems and is not able to safely return to base the operators are told to find a safe area and lawn dart the drone instead of taking a chance on killing or damaging property.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 12:03 AM
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Ever wonder why the penalties are so heavy against lasers?




Well of course they work silly.



just think starwars.
u will be fine


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