U.S. military drones have crashed 418 times since 2001

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The Washington Post has compiled a report on the number of U.S. military drone crashes, between September 2001 and the close of 2013. There have been a total of at least 418 crashes. The reasons are varied–and a humorous example includes the following: “A $3.8 million Predator carrying a Hellfire missile cratered near Kandahar in January 2010 because the pilot did not realize she had been flying the aircraft upside-down.”

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