I clicked through to read the Herald’s story of the flying drone that crashed in Ibadan. The first line reads:
A mysterious spacecraft, which residents of Awotan in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State called a “drone”, was reported to have crashed into a building at Omiremi Quarters in the community, leaving a crater on the roof of the building, just as aviation sources confirmed the object as a United States’ drone on an espionage mission in Nigeria.
Really? Look at the above photo. Someone calls that a spacecraft? By what stretch of imagination? Who wrote that article, and who edited it? All through the article, the term “spacecraft”is used four times. A spacecraft is a flying vehicle designed to fly in outer space. It does not use rotors. A spacecraft has rocket engines. No, sirs; this is not a spacecraft. It doesn’t even come close.