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Video of German drone taxiing into cargo plane

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An exclusive (previously “secret”) video released by BildTV shows what happened at Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on Mar. 17, 2010. (www.youtube.com) More...

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jmilazzo
joe milazzo 7
Sooooooo there's no abort button? Once the pilot hits the takeoff button your committed? Sounds great, can't wait for the first unmanned passenger jet!!
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 6
According to the narative, the incident was caused by human error. The drone pilot pressed a button that initiated the takeoff sequence. The cargo plane appears to be a German Transall.
zennermd
Michael Zenner 4
I was going to say...it looked like it was going a little fast to be taxiing.
WillitRun
WillitRun 5
joelwiley
joel wiley 3
Drücken Sie nicht den großen roten Knopf. Du meinst, diese ein? Oops.
bluesky5
Carl Spaeth 4
Do not press the big red button. You mean this one? Oops.
Bobqat
Bob Harrington 2
"Thank you for pressing the self-destruct button!"
vicy
SAD TO SEE IT BUT IT HAPPENS
skyfly12
shawn white 1
Wish I could understand German...
AV8RON6
AV8RON6 1
You've got it all wrong! The drone was programmed to sniff out terrorists and attack. It sensed that the cargo a/c was transporting terrorists so it did what it was programmed to do.
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
My German is 40 years out of date. I cheated and plugged it into Google translate.
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Some of the biggest BS's I know are German. Of course a German machine can NEVER do anything wrong..NO NO...never..it had to be human error. Unless it has a TUV approval and a DIN label don't use it.
Derg
Roland Dent 1
To give you some idea of how Germany protects her image..the commentator tells us that "under no circumstances was this event to be made public" and that the video had been released by a whistleblower. So when you are driving around in your German made machinery just be aware that when it comes to fixing it you are gonna pay big $$$ by the dealer to have it fixed.
JetMech24
JetMech24 3
As if you wouldn't pay big bucks to fix a Cadillac?
Aaron86
Aaron Williamson 1
Take a 2004 BMW 3 series to a mechanic for repairs, and then take a Catty of the same year with the same problems to the same mechanic for repairs and come back and tell me which one was more expensive.
Pileits
Pileits 0
Idiot's R Us
chalet
chalet 0
Wrong guys, who done it was the same people who rammed a brand new 340 at the factory in Toulousse (LOL!!!)
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Haha chalet...and you say I need psychological assessment. It ain't me that needs it..haha