DJI Mavic Enterprise – Accident – 2021-06-20

Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Mavic Enterprise
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type: Accident
Date: 2021-06-20
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-june-july-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-june-july-2021
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Description

The UA was at about 3 m agl as the operator carried out the pre-task checks. Without warning the UA tilted and travelled forwards whilst descending at the same time. It then hit and damaged the operator’s car, before dropping to the ground. The battery detached and its casing split open. One of the arms and a rotor were also damaged. The operator suspected one of the motors had failed.

Reported Cause

Loss of thrust.