Parrot Anafi – Accident – 2019-08-13

Drone Manufacturer: Parrot
Drone Model: Anafi
Country: United States of America
Type: Accident
Date: 2019-08-13
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
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UAS suddenly began flying erratically by wobbling and struggled to maintain its position while the GCS operator was in the process of landing. The GCS operator was able to descend and brought the UAS to the ground. The crew found the UAS on its back still turned on and missing one of its front left blades which appeared to have broken off at the rotor shaft. The blade was recovered approximately 30 ft away from the area where the aircraft initially experienced this issue. The blade didn`t have nicks or scratches. The aircraft received damage to the left back leg and a front left blade.

Reported Cause

Erratic control.