Landslide in Norway Leads to Largest European Drone Operation Ever, 200+ Hours of Flight Time Recorded

Zacc Dukowitz

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A recent landslide in the village of Ask, Norway led to the largest drone operation that has ever taken place in Europe.

Using a combination of drones and helicopters, emergency responders conducted a total of 420 missions looking for landslide victims over a period of several weeks, logging over 200 hours of flight time in the effort.

The giant quick clay landslide hit the village of Ask at four in the morning on December 30th, 2020. It was 900 feet wide and 2,000 feet long at the time of impact, and it would ultimately grow to cover over 124 square miles.

Here's a photo of some of the damage, to give you a sense for how extensive it was:


Read today's post to learn about the rescue mission, which helped find and save 13 people in the first few hours of operation.

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