Amazon reportedly stalled FAA delivery drone crashes inquiries- DroneDJ
The bad news for Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery operation continues to pile up, most recently with a report claiming the company repeatedly stalled or otherwise impeded efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate crash incidents.
That allegation was published this week by Business Insider. It was based on public documents containing descriptions by FAA officials of ways Amazon representatives delayed inquiries into crashes of the company’s delivery drone test models. At least eight of those craft have crashed over the past year, with one ruled responsible for the outbreak of a brush fire over a 20-acre area of Oregon.
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The initial BI article was followed up on Thursday with a report containing details from FAA officials saying a meeting looking into one drone crash was postponed by an Amazon representative claiming to have a conflicting…