Wingtra WingtraOne – Accident – 2017-11-09

Drone Manufacturer: Wingtra
Drone Model: WingtraOne
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2017-11-09
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During aerial survey operations, the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) lost signal and the pilot selected for the RPA to return to the pre-planned home point. The RPA was found to have collided with the water and was subsequently destroyed.

Reported Cause

A technical failure of the heading estimator due to a firmware issue is suspected to be the cause.