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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191712
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Date:28-JUN-2016
Time:07:43 LT
Type:Facebook UK Aquila 1A
Owner/operator:Facebook
Registration: N565AQ
C/n / msn: F1501
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Yuma Proving Ground, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Yuma
Destination airport:Yuma
Narrative:
The prototype Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered flying wing, crashed shortly before landing on its first flight.
The 96-minute flight had been successful until a gust induced structural failure occurred on approach to the runway at Yuma Proving ground.

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/22/facebook-solar-powered-aquila-drone-under-investigation
http://aerossurance.com/safety-management/facebook-aquila-drone-accident/
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20160701X62525&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2016 23:05 angels one five Added
17-Dec-2016 12:38 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2016 13:03 Aerossurance Updated [Cn]
17-Dec-2016 13:06 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Dec-2016 13:07 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
17-Dec-2016 13:14 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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