WASHINGTON - A gust of wind has blown in June, a drone of Facebook from the air. The aircraft was unstable and came up with a hard slap on the ground correctly. The drone was damaged but there were no injuries.
The US investigation board for safety, the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated the cause. The conclusions are Friday brought out. The directors of the drone June 28, wanted to create a test landing. The wind blew up the unit. Autopilot corrected by pushing the nose down, so that the device would be lowered. As a result, the pressure was too great. The right wing snapped about 6 meters above the ground. Four seconds later, the drone crashed.
The accident happened with the Aquila, a flying router. Which have poor people in remote areas to access the Internet. The Aquila must eventually fly at an altitude of over 18 kilometers. From that height, the device can connect everyone in an area of about 100 kilometers in diameter on the Internet.