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Drone hits Navy ship, 2 sailors hurt; officials seek cause

Los Angeles Times
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:45 CSTMap Print
Drone hits Navy ship
© Alexander Tidd / AFP / Getty Images
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.

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"officials seek

"officials seek cause"

someone designed them
someone payed manufacturers to create them
someone used them

Case closed

I can't Wait until a stray

I can't Wait until a stray drone (one of the projected 7,500 over U.S. soil) drops on Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan.



When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Cop cars and emergency vehicles

They just don't have the kind of massive radio communication traffic in Afghanistan that they have in LA. This is why drones over the US are a very bad idea. The cops did it!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.