On 18 February 2021, at 18:33 hrs LT, a Teng Yun medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial system (MALE UAS) from the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has crashed.
The UAS, serial MU1611, was performing a test flight. After taking off from Zhi-Hang AFB (Taiwan) it crashed near the Taitung Forest Park. An investigation is going on. According to the press release, a disorder in the control system is assumed to be the cause of the crash. There were no injuries reported.
The Taiwanese MALE UAS design has a physical configuration that is comparable to the US-made General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. MQ-9 Reaper strike-capable reconnaissance UAS.
Photo: Tsungfang Tsai