Florida was the site of drone crash Wednesday as the unmanned aircraft experienced problems during take-off. The crash led to an explosion and closed US 98 Highway, near Tyndall Air Base. The model of drone is believed to be a QF-4. The drone contains a self-destruct mechanism, which if activated could cause significant damage. Hence, the closing of the highway.
Plumes of black smoke were seen for miles around as locals reported an airplane crash. This is the second such incident within the last few weeks, another QF-4 was self-destructed over the Gulf of Mexico following issues on a routine flight.
The QF-4 is a drone modified from the F-4 Phantom II, a jet that has been developed by the US airforce since the 1960s. The supersonic jet was the most popular and widely developed US jet, that saw action in many combat zones, including Vietnam and the six-day war.
No injuries have been reported due to the incident.