15.5.2020

MQ-9 Mishap due to mechanical issue

CBP: Predator Drone Crashed Because of a Mechanical Issue – link
Source: San Angelo

Article Headlines

  • The MQ-9 Predator B, was brought into San Angelo to fight the war on drugs
  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UAS experienced a nose-wheel collapse, resulting in a hard landing, on arrival at its home base on Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport, on May 15
  • The hard landing resulted in the aircraft departing from the runway and coming to rest in the grass
  • The airport fire department arrived on scene within minutes and extinguished a fire on the aircraft
  • Initial damage assessment of the aircraft is extensive. There were no injuries resulting from the incident
  • A CBP AMO Accident Investigation Team has been activated as per CBP policy. AMO will pause flight operations at San Angelo until further notice

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