Air Force http://wrvo.org en Crashed Air Force drone was flying with gear that couldn't handle cold http://wrvo.org/post/crashed-air-force-drone-was-flying-gear-couldnt-handle-cold <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.</span></p><p>But it was a cold, late fall day, just below freezing on the ground at Fort Drum, where the Air National Guard launches its remotely piloted aircraft for training missions over upstate New York.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:47:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58914 at http://wrvo.org Crashed Air Force drone was flying with gear that couldn't handle cold Air Force plane found deep below Lake Ontario from 1952 crash http://wrvo.org/post/air-force-plane-found-deep-below-lake-ontario-1952-crash <p>A team of shipwreck explorers recently discovered an Air Force plane deep below the surface of Lake Ontario, more than 60 years after it crashed.</p><p>It was late at night on September 11, 1952 when an Air force C-45 was flying from Massachusetts to Grifiss&nbsp;Air Force base in Rome. But before it could reach Grifiss, it lost an engine. The pilot set the plane on autopilot and the five member crew parachuted out.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58824 at http://wrvo.org Air Force plane found deep below Lake Ontario from 1952 crash "Common problem" caused Air National Guard's drone to crash http://wrvo.org/post/common-problem-caused-air-national-guards-drone-crash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An unmanned aircraft expert says a "not uncommon problem" caused an Air National Guard drone to smash into Lake Ontario last November.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/air-guards-drone-crash-caused-multiple-malfunctions" target="_blank">Air Force says multiple communication and navigation failures</a> lead to the crash of an MQ-9 Reaper drone, piloted by the Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard.</p><p>No one was hurt when the multi-ton aircraft plummeted into the lake 12 miles offshore, late last year.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:51:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58272 at http://wrvo.org "Common problem" caused Air National Guard's drone to crash Investigation into drone crash nearing completion http://wrvo.org/post/investigation-drone-crash-nearing-completion <p></p><p>The Air Force's investigation into the crash of a drone aircraft into Lake Ontario last fall is nearing completion and should be made public later this spring.</p><p>Investigators from the Air Force Investigations Board wrapped up the on-site investigation at Hancock Airfield on March 20, according to 174th Air Guard Attack Wing spokeswoman Maj. Sandy Stoquert.</p><p>Investigators did not give the 174th a preliminary report or portions of its finding yet, Stoquert said.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:45:38 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53893 at http://wrvo.org Investigation into drone crash nearing completion Syracuse's Columbia College could close without Air Force help http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-columbia-college-could-close-without-air-force-help <p>U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Air Force to let Columbia College build a new facility at Hancock Air Base in Syracuse. &nbsp;If it doesn&#39;t, the college that serves many military students, will shut down.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:40:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 8507 at http://wrvo.org