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Dangerous Conditions at Djibouti Base Threatens US Military Pilots

drone crash Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti
Higher number of drone crashes and a risk of colliding with passenger planes are some of the dangers US pilots face in Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti as air-traffic controllers are getting bored and usually sleep on the job besides committing frequent errors.

By Washington Post,

CONDITIONS at an African base used by U.S. military pilots flying missions over Yemen and Somalia have become chronically dangerous, with fliers relying on local air-traffic controllers who sleep on the job and commit frequent errors, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Conditions at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti are so bad that U.S. warplanes and civilian airliners alike are routinely placed in jeopardy, according to federal aviation experts and documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the Post said. Continue reading Dangerous Conditions at Djibouti Base Threatens US Military Pilots