Yamaha R-MAX – Accident – 2017-06-07

Drone Manufacturer: Yamaha
Drone Model: R-MAX
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2017-06-07
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During aerial agricultural operations, the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) discharged its load of mosquito sand, reducing the weight of the RPA. The operator has subsequently reduced the throttle without maintaining forward travel resulting in the RPA colliding with terrain and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

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