DJI Phantom 3 – Accident – 2016-12-16

Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Phantom 3
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2016-12-16
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During aerial survey operations, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) became unresponsive to control inputs. The RPA collided with terrain and was subsequently destroyed.

Reported Cause

It is suspected the Electronic Survey Program failed to upload into the flight control system correctly.