3DR Solo – Accident – 2017-02-08

Drone Manufacturer: 3DR
Drone Model: Solo
Country: United States of America
Type: Accident
Date: 2017-02-08
Applies: Nighttime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.safecom.gov/safecom/17-0141
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3DR Solo BB1A5A00451 {GRCA4}: Training mission. Had a hard landing while flying manual to `return to launch` site. Flying in `slow` mode, and the controls were not responding well: when I tried to land and disarm, sUAS landed, did a small bounce and flipped over, breaking the props. No damage to sUAS or payload: disarm did not work upon landing.

Reported Cause

Loss of control.