Bluebird Aero Systems Spylite – Accident – 2018-01-25

Drone Manufacturer: Bluebird Aero Systems
Drone Model: Spylite
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2018-01-25
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Hours
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During climb, the parachute deployed uncommanded resulting in the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) descending and subsequently colliding with terrain. The RPA sustained minor damage.

Reported Cause

A faulty parachute door servo is suspected as being the cause unintended parachute deployment.