Authorities are investigating what may be the first drone-linked aircraft crash

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the crash Drones are pretty interesting and versatile pieces of technology. They can be used for survei...

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the crash

Drones are pretty interesting and versatile pieces of technology. They can be used for surveillance, high-speed video capture, package deliveries and even ocean rescues. However, as their popularity grows, so too does their associated risks - specifically regarding the devices sharing the sky with larger, more dangerous aircraft.

To that end, Bloomberg reports government investigators are looking into what could be the first-ever drone-linked aircraft crash. According to the report, a helicopter crash-landed in Charleston, South Carolina, this week after a civilian drone reportedly interfered with its flight path.

A Charleston police report says the crash happened on Wednesday when a student pilot and instructor saw a "small drone" hovering directly in front of them. In a bid to avoid a dangerous collision, the instructor quickly attempted to take over for the student. Unfortunately, the helicopter's tail reportedly struck a "tree or bush," resulting in a crash landing.

The good news is neither the student pilot nor the instructor were injured in the crash. The same cannot be said for the helicopter which reportedly suffered significant tail damage.

...neither the student pilot nor the instructor were injured in the crash.

It's worth noting the incident occurred over an undeveloped piece of land far from any nearby airports or other "no-fly" zones so it's unlikely any other civilians were put in harm's way. The drone in question appears to have been a DJI Phantom - a small, white four-rotor device. Due to the Phantom's color and size, it's possible that its pilot simply lost track of it in the sky while the helicopter happened to pass overhead.

DJI says they "[stand] ready to assist investigators" as needed and has reaffirmed their commitment to acting as an "industry leader in developing educational and technological solutions to help drone pilots steer clear of traditional aircraft."


https://www.techspot.com/news/73326-authorities-investigating-what-may-first-drone-linked-aircraft.html
Name

English News techspot.com
false
ltr
item
Techno - Gampong IT - Reference Information Technology: Authorities are investigating what may be the first drone-linked aircraft crash
Authorities are investigating what may be the first drone-linked aircraft crash
https://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2018/02/2018-02-16-image-8.jpg
Techno - Gampong IT - Reference Information Technology
http://techno.gampongit.com/2018/02/authorities-are-investigating-what-may.html
http://techno.gampongit.com/
http://techno.gampongit.com/
http://techno.gampongit.com/2018/02/authorities-are-investigating-what-may.html
true
7281475864779722461
UTF-8
Tidak ditemukan artikel apapun LIHAT SEMUA Selengkapnya Balas Batal Balas Hapus Oleh Beranda HALAMAN ARTIKEL Lihat Semua REKOMENDASI LABEL ARSIP SEARCH SEMUA ARTIKEL Tidak ditemukan posting yang sesuai dengan permintaan Anda Halaman Utama Minggu Senin Selesa Rabu Kamis Jumat Sabtu Min Sen Sel Rab Kam Jum Sab Januari Februari Maret April Mei Juni Juli Agustus September Oktober November Desember Jan Feb Mar Apr Mei Jun Jul Agu Sep Okt Nov Des baru saja 1 menit lalu $$1$$ minutes ago 1 jam lalu $$1$$ hours ago Kemarin $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago lebih dari 5 minggu yang lalu Pengikut Ikuti KONTEN PREMIUM Silakan share untuk membuka Salin Semua Code Pilih Semua Code Semua kode disalin ke clipboard Anda Tidak dapat menyalin kode/teks, silakan tekan [CTRL] + [C] (atau CMD + C dengan Mac) untuk menyalin