Navy Drone Crashes, No Injuries Reported
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Navy is reporting that one of its drones has crashed during a test flight in Maryland. No injuries on the ground or property damage has been reported.
According to a Navy news release, it was testing a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (BAMS-D) drone today when it crashed at approximately 12:11 East Coast time near Bloodworth Island in Dorchester County, Maryland.
The Navy reports:
The aircraft is one of five aircraft acquired from the Air Force Global Hawk program. The BAMS-D program has been developing tactics and doctrine for the employment of high-altitude unmanned patrol aircraft since November 2006.
The crash of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is under investigation.
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