Giant Leap Falls Short? ConocoPhillips ScanEagle crashes

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Report That Second Flight Of Scan Eagle Not So Good

We have received early reports that the second flight of the Insitu Scan Eagle working for ConocoPhillips has crashed due to an apparent engine failure.

Messages have been left with the FAA, Insitu and ConocoPhillips for comments and details on the story.

Puma Has Servo Issues In Florida

We also have a report that the second aircraft in the aforementioned FAA link has also had a mishap in Florida why being used by a public entity.

 

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Patrick Egan
Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).