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"The Global Hawk fell due to an electric failure"

Washington, USA - The inquiry is concluded

Last August 20 (2011) an heavy drone-aircraft for air surveillance Global Hawk (Northrop Grumman RQ-4) crashed for unknown causes. The investigation seems to be ended yesterday and the cause of the malfunctioning located in an in-flight electric system collapse, which provoked damages in control system, cutting the supply line of spoilers and ailerons. The aircraft, within 1 minute of the failure,...

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency - 1138479

AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency