Army Investigating Black Hawk Crash With Civilian Drone

Army Investigating Black Hawk Crash With Civilian Drone
U.S. Army photo by SSGT Christopher Sofia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Sept. 21 collision of a civilian drone and a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Staten Island, New York, as concerns mount over the rising number of unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace.

The safety board said on Thursday the helicopter had landed safely but that its main rotor blade, window frame and transmission deck were damaged.

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