The Air Force Can't Figure Out How To Stop These Drones From Crashing
The Reaper drone, which is supposed to be the Air Force's most advanced model, is the one that crashes the most.By Ben Lawson | January 20, 2016
The U.S. Air Force is crashing more and more drones, and no one knows why.
There were 20 crashes last year that resulted in complete destruction of a drone or more than $2 million in damage to it — an all-time high — according to a report from The Washington Post. (Video via U.S. Air Force)
The Reaper drone is the model that most commonly ends up falling out of the sky. Officials said the crashes are caused by a problem with the starter generator, but they aren't sure about the specifics.