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.
Events To Highlight Industry Collaboration For Reaching The Planet Mars Leaders from the aerospace community held a press conference at EAA AirVenture on Monday to get the word out>[...]
OSH2014 Sponsor: Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational>[...]
Meet Jim Campbell, TODAY/07.28, At EAA Wearhouse, Author's Corner, At 1500 And Get Your Signed Copy of Beyond The Blue!!! To Aviation Journalist and experienced Test Pilot, Jim Cam>[...]
ConciAir Is Here To Return Our Industry To Service! The name ConciAir is a play on the word "concierge", and our goal is to be able to accomplish any task placed before us in a tim>[...]
The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible. The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating >[...]