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UN Falco crashes in Congo

20th January 2014 - 15:06 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The UNs peacekeeping Falco UAV will requireminor repairs; following a crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 15 January, industry sources have revealed.

The Selex-built Falco was operating in Goma as part of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), and is believed to have made a hard-landing that caused minor damage to the air vehicle. However, it is understood that the payload remained intact. 

The Falco;veered off the runway and crashed while landing’, UN online literature from the day of the incident explained. It also described how & the incident did not result in

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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