DJI Unknown – Accident – 2019-05-03

Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Unknown
Country: Australia
Type: Accident
Date: 2019-05-03
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
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During approach, an arm of the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) snapped and contacted the propellors. The controller was unable to control the RPA and it subsequently collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage. Post-impact, smoke was observed emanating from the battery.

Reported Cause

Structural failure leading to loss of control.