For the second time this month, a drone (this one presumed to be a QF 4) has come spiraling out of the sky. The crash and subsequent explosion happened next to a highway near Tyndall Air Force Base in — oh what a surprise — Florida.
Blocking off all traffic on the highway, the crash landing sent up a major cloud of black smoke, leading to a barrage of 911 calls claiming to have seen a plane spark and catch fire. However, Tyndall has explicitly confirmed it to be a drone.
But whereas as the earlier drone explosion was a “routine operation,” that’s almost certainly not the case here. According to Tyndall, the crash happened during take off and, fortunately, no personnel have been injured.[WJHG]