DJI Phantom – Accident – 2016-06-11

Drone Manufacturer: DJI
Drone Model: Phantom
Country: Canada
Type: Accident
Date: 2016-06-11
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Unknown Status
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
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During the popular event “Défi 5 kilometers en couleurs” held at Lorne-Worsley park in Beloeil, QC, a DJI Phantom drone piloted remotely by a citizen fell to the ground from a height of between 25 and 50 feet.

The aircraft struck and injured a person in the head which required an ambulance evacuation to a local hospital.

The drone was operated recreationally above a group of people, without an operation certificate and without the authorization of the event organizers.

Reported Cause

Loss of lift.