Drone hits Navy ship, 2 sailors hurt; officials seek causeSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 16:43
Los Angeles Times
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:45 CSTMap Print
Drone hits Navy ship
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This US Navy handout image shows the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) underway on July 6, 2011 in the Arabian Sea. Two sailors aboard the guided missile cruiser Chancellorsville were injured and the ship was damaged when it was hit by a BQM-74 drone, launched from a naval base at Point Magu in Ventura County on the afternoon of November 16, a Navy official said.
Officials are trying to determine why a drone being used as part of a Navy training exercise malfunctioned off the Ventura County coast Saturday.
Two sailors suffered minor burns in the incident, the Navy said in a statement.