Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Matrice 210
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: 33 Hours
Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-dji-matrice-210-uas-registration-n-a-18-march-2019
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The operator prepared the unmanned air system (UAS) for flight and all indications were normal. Once airborne, at a height of approximately 2 m, the operator released the control stick and there was an immediate high pitch noise from the SUA1 , which “wobbled”. The operator increased the power to gain additional height but the SUA made a similar noise, slewing sideways and striking the ground upside down.
Refer to report on DJI Matrice 210 – EW/C2019/03/02 in this AAIB Bulletin 1/2020 for information on other accidents involving the DJI Matrice 210 and Safety Recommendations concerning the safe operation of a UAS near to people and congested areas.
The manufacturer reviewed the flight data and concluded that one of the motors failed.