Drone crash sites

Locations are approximate

47 military crashes

23 civilian

Close call

15 risky encounters between a rogue drone and other aircraft near an airport.

Drone bases

Airports and bases that currently host drones are already scattered across the country. Here is a look at the 110 places that plan to host drones by 2017.

Military drone crashes (47)

Civilian drone crashes (23)

Close call (15)

Drone bases by 2017 (110)

Source: Air Force, Army, Navy accident-investigation reports; Defense Department records, Federal Aviation Administration records.

Graphic by Gene Thorp and Craig Whitlock.

Note: Drone accident sites are approximate.

Source: Air Force, Army, Navy accident-investigation reports; Defense Department records, Federal Aviation Administration records. Graphic by Gene Thorp and Craig Whitlock.