NTSB Investigating Facebook Drone Crash

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The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) is investigating the crash of a Facebook Aquila drones this last June. Facebook is currently testing the giant Aquila drone in Arizona.

Facebook plans to fly the solar-powered drones at high altitude over cities to beam down internet signals to local areas. The drones are designed to stay airborne for up to 90 days and Facebook claims they could make the internet more affordable for millions.

The investigation could throw a wrench in Facebook plans, although the findings of the NTSB are not yet known.

Facebook is still aggressively moving forward with its Aquila drone. Recently CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a meeting with the Indonesian Vice President and offered the use of Aquila drones to beam internet to more remote areas of Indonesian. According to The Jakarta Post, the Indonesian Government is interested in the plan and is working on the details.

Facebook is also in talks with the Indian government about the possibility of using Aquila drones to beam internet to remote areas.

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