March 30, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Air Force Blames “Pilot Error” for Predator Drone Crash in Afganistan

The US Taxpayers lost $3.8 million dollars when a Predator Drone crashed during a mission in Afghanistan.

What’s the root cause? Pilot error due to a loss of situational awareness due to channelized attention.

In other words, they were human.

For the article about the report, see:

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123197262

If anyone finds a link to the original report on-line, please post it as a comment.

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