Breaking: Unmanned helicopter crashes in Afghanistan. The helicopter was carrying cargo to Marines near Camp Leatherneck went down in Afghanistan. Reports say it was in autonomous mode, but it’s not clear what else was contained on the helicopter. With any of these unmanned crafts, you always have to wonder if the enemy can use the remains of it to find out more about our technology.
An investigation is underway as to why a K-MAX unmanned helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on June 5. The aircraft was delivering cargo to Marines near Camp Leatherneck when it went down.
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) spokesman Capt. Matthew Beers told the Military Times that the K-MAX was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash:
It was delivering cargo to a predetermined location without the input of a UAV pilot.
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