|Hunter drone crash - 2009 - Wright Army Airfield|
On June 22, 2014, the Washington Post published the results of a far-reaching investigation into crashes that have occurred in the U.S. drone program.
Shockingly, of the 194 major ("Class A") crashes that the Washington Post was able to document, 47 occurred within the United States.
Below is information on two (2) drone crashes that occurred in the state of Georgia - one in 2009 and one in 2012. Both incidents involved Hunter (MQ-5B) drones owned by the Army
(See the full online database of crashes on the Washington Post website for full details of these and other drone crashes.)
Date: April 10, 2009
Location: Wright Army Airfield, Hinesville
Estimated damage: $2,265,299
Details:A Hunter (MQ-5B) owned by the Army crashed . . . .
Date: January 10, 2012
Location: undisclosed GA location
Estimated damage: N/A
Details: A Hunter (MQ-5B) owned by the Army crashed . . . .
Ten (10) drone crashes occurred in the state of California alone between the years 2004 and 2011.
(See California: Is the Sky Falling? )
A drone crash in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay was one of the first incidents to bring crashes by military drones to the attention of the American public.
(See Maryland Drone Crashes: The Other Shoe Drops )
Numerous drone crashes in and off the coast of Florida have been associated with training at Tyndall Air Force Base.
(See Drone Crashes Pile Up In and Near Florida )