DJI Phantom 4 – Accident – 2021-03-09

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Phantom 4 Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-03-09 Applies: Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-february-march-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-february-march-2021 File Uploaded: None Description The UA lost power and fell approximately 40Continue Reading

DJI Matrice 600 Pro – Accident – 2021-03-17

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Matrice 600 Pro Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-03-17 Applies: Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-february-march-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-february-march-2021 File Uploaded: None Description The pilot flew the UA to avoidContinue Reading

DJI Mavic Dual Enterprise – Accident – 2021-02-16

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Drone Manufacturer: DJI Drone Model: Mavic Dual Enterprise Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Type: Accident Date: 2021-02-16 Applies: Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-february-march-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-february-march-2021 File Uploaded: None Description While the UA was descending before landing,Continue Reading

Police Drone Strikes Airplane Causing Major Damage

Police Drone Strikes Airplane Causing Major Damage

On August 10, 2021, near Markham in Ontario, Canada, a police drone was involved in an operation or investigation near the Buttonville Airport. Transportation officials stated the drone was flying in controlled airspace without authorization when the drone struck the Cessna 172 with two pilots aboard. One pilot was a flight instructor, and the second … Read more

Public Safety Agency COA Crash Shows Why You Can’t Trust UAS Telemetry

Public Safety Agency Coa Crash Shows Why You Can’t Trust Uas Telemetry

Over on ReportDroneAccident.com, I just received a report on a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced crash, and I had a chance to talk to the COA agency point of contact. The accident raises several issues for all pilots to consider to learn from the situation. Background A call came out on a sunny afternoon about … Read more

Drone Accident Database Online Now at ReportDroneAccident.com

Dji Matrice Series Battery Issues Shine Light On Safety Weakness – Video

I got frustrated trying to hunt down actual data on drone accidents, issues, and crashes after my April 2020 inflight emergency with the drone. What I discovered were some disappointing facts. Actual crash data is hard to come by. Drone failure information is not widely available to help you better understand the safety risks your … Read more

Your Public Safety Drone May Not Be Safe for Flight and Attorneys Might Just Eat You for Lunch

Matrice 210 Homegrown Foxfury Lighting Solution

I’ve launched a website for all pilots to report issues they may have experienced in drone flight. Please submit any reports at ReportDroneAccident.com. This is a very hard post to write. I already know many people are going to skewer me and call me an idiot for sharing what I have found, but that doesn’t … Read more