I am a public safety drone pilot that often flies in challenging situations. After having a flight issue I began hunting to see if others had experienced similar issues. What I found was there was a lack of information on drone accidents or incidents others have had.

This site gathers official and voluntary reports of unmanned aircraft system, UAS, unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV, and drone accidents or incidents.

The intent is to gather information to assist drone pilots to make informed safety decisions before flight.

Given the fact drone manufacturers are not required to notify pilots of known errors, and there is a general lack of accident data gathering by aviation authorities, I created this site.

Please help make flying safer for all and submit a drone accident or incident report by clicking here. Please spread the word and encourage all pilots to contribute reports as well.

Drone News

FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special ...
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Drone Pilot Criminally Charged for Unsafe Flight Operations

A drone pilot in California was arrested by the FBI and criminally charged for flight operations that violated UAS flight ...
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Safety Alerts Issued

Drone Repair and Parts Alert

Recently I've been receiving emails from public safety drone pilots with concerns over the quality of drone repairs or manufacturing. While these messages have centered around DJI issues, this is not exclusively a DJI problem and more reports will come in regarding DJI issues since to date they hold a ...
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Battery Issue Alert for Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual and M210 Aircraft – Land Now

A public safety agency saw the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual and Matrice 210 incident report another pilot had shared. This large public safety agency reported they had experienced the same issue with a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual. The first agency also had a similar issue while flying a ...
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Fatality Calculations for Falling UAS

These warnings and alerts are difficult for me to write because I want to provide information to allow UAS pilots to make informed decisions and not to be an alarmist. The UK AAIB just released a new detailed report on a December 2019 crash of a DJI Matrice 600. In ...
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DJI Matrice 210 and 200 – Safety Alert – June 21, 2020

Update September 7, 2020: A Matrice 210 accident was just reported to me that if people had been sitting in those stands, the drone was traveling at enough of speed and with its weight that an impact would have been fatal. You can see the accident here. Safety Alert - ...
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