3DR Solo – Accident – 2018-09-18

Drone Manufacturer: 3DR
Drone Model: Solo
Country: United States of America
Type: Accident
Date: 2018-09-18
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
Link to External Information About This submission: https://www.safecom.gov/safecom/18-0961
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Coming in for a landing I attempted to hover to regain a level flight, I noticed the aircraft started to quickly lose altitude and it began to hover unstably. At this time I attempted to lift the aircraft to prevent it to drop altitude any lower, but was unsuccessful to do so. AB pause was also attempted but it was unresponsive. The aircraft dropped and hit the ground. Flight checklist was conducted. Level and compass calibration was also completed prior to this flight at the take off location. We had to level calibrate the aircraft twice. First one was prior to first flight. After putting in a new battery, the controller asked for level calibration prior to second flight. Both calibration was completed before the incident happened

Reported Cause

Loss of control.