Drone Crashes On Highway In Florida; Second Crash In One Week

A drone crashed Wednesday at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Fla., WJHG reported — for the second time in a week.

A QF 4 drone crashed by U.S. Highway 98 on the east side of the base, closing the highway to traffic for up to 24 hours, according to WJHG. Eyewitnesses told the news station that the drone crashed after it took off and exploded, trailing a large black cloud.

Tyndall destroyed another drone over the Gulf of Mexico last week, where vacationers on a nearby beach witnessed the crash, according to WJHG.


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