DJI Mavic – Accident – 2018-08-04

Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Mavic
Country: United States of America
Type: Accident
Date: 2018-08-04
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
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Flying the DJI Mavic about 3,400 feet out at an elevation of 1000 feet msl shooting video of point 3 of volcano lava flow. A rain shower came so I started returning home. I was descending on my return. All of a sudden the drone started descending and spinning out of control until the aircraft hit the ground.

Reported Cause

Loss of control.