Event 38 E384 – Accident – 2017-01-10

Drone Manufacturer: Event 38
Drone Model: E384
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2017-01-10
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During aerial survey operations, control of the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was lost resulting in a collision with terrain. The impact ignited a bush fire which subsequently destroyed the RPA.

Reported Cause

It was determined that high ambient temperatures caused the RPAs electronics to overheat causing control to be lost.