Dual Failure Drops Drone Near Barstow
LOS ANGELES Aurora Flight Sciences’ Perseus B drone suffered a failure of both its flight control and flight termination systems on Oct. 1 and crashed on an interstate highway near Barstow, Calif. The 2,000-lb. aircraft only had elevator control in a circling descent from 49,000 ft., and it was a matter of luck that it didn’t strike more populated areas of the city.
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