SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Friday said that human error and a malfunctioning problem are to blame for a November drone accident off the coast of Southern California, that injured two sailors and caused $30 million in damage to a warship.
U-T San Diego reported Friday that a Navy report recommends administrative action against the warship's then-skipper, Capt. Andrew Hesser, and three crew members for not doing enough to stop the drone from crashing into the San Diego-based Chancellorsville.
The drone breached the warship's hull. The sailors suffered minor injuries.
The newspaper obtained a redacted copy of the report, which said the control tower at Point Mugu naval base was also slow to react.
Navy officials nor Hesser could be reached for comment.
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