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Insitu donates historic ScanEagle to Museum of Flight


Insitu Inc. announced Oct. 19, that it donated a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft, which participated in a widely publicized rescue mission in April 2009, to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The aircraft will be displayed for several weeks in the Museum lobby then withdrawn to be prepared for permanent exhibit in the museum’s Great Gallery in 2013.

After Somali pirates assaulted a U.S. cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, ScanEagle aircraft No. 678, was one of several ScanEagle’s that provided real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery that contributed to the rescue of the captain, who had been held hostage in the ship’s lifeboat.

For years, The Museum of Flight has educa...

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