Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Mavic 2
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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-august-september-2021/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-august-september-2021
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The battery indicated a charge of 96% when the motors were started, but 75 secs into a flight over the sea the operator received a warning that the battery charge was critically low. The UAS initiated an automated landing and the UA began to descend. It was too far away from land and was lost after it descended into the sea.
Software or controller error.