Insitu ScanEagle – Accident – 2016-06-29

Drone Manufacturer: Insitu
Drone Model: ScanEagle
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2016-06-29
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During aerial photography operations, the remotely piloted aircraft’s (RPA) engine failed. While the operator was attempting a forced landing, the RPA struck a tree resulting in substantial damage.

Reported Cause

An inspection revealed the ignition module failed.