WISE, Va. (AP) - Two remotely controlled aircraft delivered medicines to a clinic in southwest Virginia in what some called a historic moment for drones.
The pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies were delivered Friday to the fairgrounds in Wise County, where the international nonprofit Remote Area Medical has set up a clinic for the weekend. The clinic typically provides medical, dental and eye care to thousands in this coal mining region.
The flight of a remotely controlled NASA aircraft and its smaller counterpart, teamed up to deliver the medical supplies.
The Federal Aviation Administration gave the green light for the research flight earlier this week.
Some in southwest are hopeful the area will benefit from the testing and development of drones.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the flights historic.