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Pilot Error To Blame For Crash Of Unmanned Drone!  
User currently offlineFerengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 687 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3595 times:
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A friend in San Francisco sent me this link from CNN, which reports that the NTSB blames pilot error for the crash of an unmanned drone near Nogales, Arizona, in April 2006. They also made 22 safety recommendations regarding the aircraft.

This is the first time the NTSB have investigated the crash of a pilot-less airplane.

Check out the link below.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/16/nts...ned.vehicles/index.html#cnnSTCText

Jason


AF1981 LHR-CDG A380-800 10 July 2010 / AF1980 CDG-LHR A380-800 11 July 2010
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User currently offlineZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3561 times:

Quote:
Pilot error



Quote:
Unmanned drone

Is anyone not seeing the problem here?  rotfl 

In all seriousness, thankfully nobody was hurt.



Something awful.
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting ZTagged (Reply 1):
Is anyone not seeing the problem here?

Not really. It's clear to me that the pilot was operating it remotely.


User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

Quoting ZTagged (Reply 1):
Is anyone not seeing the problem here?

There is a certain irony about it, isn't there? Big grin



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

Quoting Ferengi80 (Thread starter):
pilot-less

It's not really pilotless. There is a pilot, just not onboard. Pilotless implies automated, which the drones are not.


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

Quoting ZTagged (Reply 1):
Quote:
Pilot error



Quote:
Unmanned drone

Is anyone not seeing the problem here?

Pilots just cant win.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Oh, sweet irony.  biggrin 

-Mir



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

It is just me or does the thread title sound like a headline and a story you'd see in The Onion?

This does present an interesting precedence. Will the NTSB start investigating other r/c a/c crashes? I could see them investigating the crash of little Timmy Jones' r/c Piper Cub......


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7):
This does present an interesting precedence. Will the NTSB start investigating other r/c a/c crashes? I could see them investigating the crash of little Timmy Jones' r/c Piper Cub......

Don't think so. In Germany any remotely controlled aircraft with a MTOW over 20Kgs (and those are pretty big, like scale models of a 747 with four turbine engines and 5 meters wingspan, almost like a small GA aircraft) needs to be approved off by the aviation authority. So I think this would be the lower limit.

Jan

[Edited 2007-11-11 21:20:58]

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