Yamaha R-MAX – Accident – 2017-04-06

Drone Manufacturer: Yamaha
Drone Model: R-MAX
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2017-04-06
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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At about 1400 Eastern Standard Time, the aircraft was about 2 to 3 m above the ground returning to land, when the pilot and loader heard a clunk. The aircraft started yawing to the left and descending. The pilot selected opposite direction yaw input, but the aircraft did not respond. The aircraft collided with terrain upright but in a nose-down attitude and then rolled onto its side, resulting in substantial damage.

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