The sky is falling! Why yes, Chicken Little, it is!

What’s 45 feet long, 115 feet wide, weighs five tons and can fly for 36 hours, unless it crashes into a swamp in Maryland?

If you guessed a U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk drone, you are right.

Monday, June 11, 2012, an unmanned drone did indeed crash in a marsh near Salisbury, Maryland.

Evidently, it was a routine training flight from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. I’ve got a different definition of routine, myself.

Lots of questions arise, but I’ll let you read the articles first hand and think up your own.

One big one I’ve got is when will these drones be used to observe us, if they’re not already?

Here’s the CNN story.

Here’s some info about the aircraft in general.


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