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Facebook's solar-powered drone under investigation after 'accident' - The Guardian

Facebook's Aquila drone was developed in Bridgwater, Somerset, by a team Facebook acquired for $20m back in 2014. Photograph: Facebook. Facebook. Facebook's solar-powered drone under investigation after 'accident'. Social network's plan to bring 1 ...and more »

Facebook's Aquila drone is under investigation for a structural failure - The Verge

The drone with which Facebook hopes to provide internet to much of the world had a structural failure during its first test flight and is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, Bloomberg reported today. Facebook offered ...and more »

The NTSB is investigating the 'structural failure' of Facebook's Aquila internet drone - TechCrunch

Say what you will about the merits of Facebook's and Free Basics — it's pretty cool that they're building a huge, solar-powered, laser-shooting drone to deliver it. But a “structural failure” that occurred on the Aquila's first test ...and more »

NTSB confirms structural failure of Facebook's Aquila UAV - Flightglobal

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirms it is investigating the June crash of Facebook's unmanned Aquila aircraft, which the company is developing to bring internet access to remote regions. The aircraft, registration N656AQ ...and more »

One of Facebook's enormous internet-spreading drones crashed - Business Insider

Facebook's plan to spread internet around the world with giant drones has had a hiccup. Bloomberg reports that the National Transportation Safety Board, a US agency, is investigating after an incident during the first test flight of Facebook's Aquila ...and more »

Facebook's Drone Crash Prompts Safety Investigation - Wall Street Journal

A U.S. air-safety watchdog is investigating an accident during the first flight of a Facebook Inc. FB -0.02% drone designed to extend internet access. The giant drone, called Aquila, experienced a “structural failure” while approaching Yuma, Ariz ...and more »

Facebook Aquila drone under investigation after crash landing in the desert -

Facebook is under investigation by a US safety agency, after its Aquila internet drone crash landed in the desert earlier this year. Back in July, Facebook proudly announced that it had completed the first successful test flight of Aquila – the high ...and more »

Facebook's Plans to Bring Flying Internet to Everyone Aren't Going So Well - MIT Technology Review

The Aquila drone's maiden voyage ended with a splat, not long before the company's satellite went up in flames. by Jamie Condliffe; November 22, 2016. Liftoff for the Aquila went very smoothly. What goes up doesn't necessarily come down in one piece ...and more »

Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone 'Structural Failure' Being Probed By The NTSB - Tech Times

Aquila, a major component that will enable Facebook's plan to offer free internet to struggling countries, unfortunately suffered a failed test flight back in June and is now being probed by authorities. Aquila Drone Test Flight Failure. The Aquila ...and more »

Investigators Are Probing the Crash of Facebook's Internet Drone - Fortune

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds a propeller pod of the solar-powered Aquila drone on stage during a keynote at the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. Stephen Lam—Reuters. By TIME. November 22, 2016. The National ...and more »