DJI Unknown – Accident – 2017-11-21

Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Unknown
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2017-11-21
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During aerial survey operations, the remotely piloted aircraft became unresponsive to control inputs and pitched down, colliding with terrain. The RPA was destroyed.

Reported Cause

The manufacturer’s inspection revealed faulty firmware on the intelligent battery packs to be the cause of the collision.