Navy cruiser in port after drone-training mishap
LOS ANGELES | A Navy guided missile cruiser hit by a malfunctioning drone during a training exercise is back in San Diego, where investigators will assess the damage and determine what went wrong, a Navy official said Sunday.
Two sailors were treated for minor burns after the USS Chancellorsville was struck by the drone during radar testing Saturday afternoon, off Point Mugu in Southern California. The Navy could not say how the two sailors were injured.
Lt. Lenaya Rotklein of the U.S. Third Fleet said the drone — which was 13 feet long, 1 foot in diameter and had a wingspan of nearly 6 feet — hit the ship’s left, or port, side.
She said investigators at Naval Base San Diego are assessing the damage and determining why the drone malfunctioned. About 300 crew members were aboard the ship. charged under United Methodist law with officiating his son’s same-sex marriage is scheduled to go on trial Monday.
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