Sun, Jun 12, 2005
Ironic, Isn't It?
The Air Force announced Friday that the November 24th crash of a
MQ-IL Predator unmanned aerial vehicle was caused by pilot error.
The crash destroyed the aircraft with a value of about $3.5
million. (File Photo)
While on a check flight, the Predator suffered a failure in its
navigation system. The pilot, who controls the aircraft remotely,
decided to land the aircraft. The investigation board report stated
that the pilot failed to disconnect the airspeed hold function as
required by the checklist.
This resulted in the aircraft being in the wrong configuration
for landing. The Predator impacted terrain near the runway and was
destroyed. The investigation determined that the navigation system
malfunction was a distraction, but did not prevent the aircraft
from landing safely.
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