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ID:

730

Date:

2014-06-22

Headline:

Crashes mount as military flies more drones in U.S.

Reporter's name:

Craig Whitlock

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

At least forty-nine large unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as “drones,” have crashed on American soil from 2001-2014, and thousands of pages of military investigative reports show pilot errors and mechanical failures have led the drones to fall from civilian airspace on and near domestic military bases.

Notes:

The Washington Post used FOIA to obtain military investigative reports as part of its year-long examination of drones in American skies. The military only released records of crashes that caused at least two million dollars’ damage; the military also withheld details of dangerous incidents that did not lead to crashes.

Keywords:

unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, drones, Department of Defense, DOD, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/06/22/crashes-mount-as-military-flies-more-drones-in-u-s/


Agencies:

DOD
FAA

States:

CA
FL
MD
NM
NY
PA
US
VA

Categories:

air safety
military
technology


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