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Pilot Error To Blame For Crash Of Unmanned Drone!  
User currently offlineFerengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 693 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3690 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 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3656 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, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3585 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, 2359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3578 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 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3384 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 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3357 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, 21680 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Oh, sweet irony.  biggrin 

-Mir



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3119 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 Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14074 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2875 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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