A Drone Fell From the Sky and Exploded Next to a Florida Highway

QF-4 Drone

Blocking off all traffic on the highway, the crash landing sent up a major cloud of black smoke, leading to a barrage of 911 calls claiming to have seen a plane spark and catch fire. Tyndall has explicitly confirmed it to be a QF-4 drone, which are modified F-4 Phantoms (pictured below) meant to be used as a target for test weapons. So essentially, this is what we’re dealing with:

via A Drone Fell From the Sky and Exploded Next to a Florida Highway.