Draganflyer X4-P – Accident – 2013-06-11

Drone Manufacturer: Draganflyer
Drone Model: X4-P
Country: Canada
Type: Accident
Date: 2013-06-11
Applies: Daytime
Pilot Qualifications: Approved by Public Safety Agency or Company
Pilot Flight Experience: Unknown Hours
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A13W0077: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Draganfly Innovations Draganflyer X4-P Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) was being utilized in the area of the Yellowknife Shooting Club, approximately 1.5 miles west of the Yellowknife airport tower, in support of an emergency response team training exercise.

The UAV was being flown under the authority of a Transport Canada Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), by a trained UAV operator.

While manoeuvring at approximately 170 feet above ground the UAV incurred a mechanical malfunction that resulted in a loss of lift and a hard landing.

The canopy and rotors sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries and there was no risk to the general public at the crash site. The UAV and the flight log are being sent to the manufacturer for detained inspection to identify the nature of the malfunction and for repairs.

Reported Cause

Loss of lift.