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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243746
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Date:02-MAY-2020
Time:
Type:Believer UAS
Owner/operator:
Registration: unreg.
C/n / msn: 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Solent Airport, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Solent Airport, Hampshire
Destination airport:Solent Airport, Hampshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The flight was part of a test programme prior to the start of commercial operations to the Isle of Wight.
The accident UAS was considerably smaller than the production aircraft but it was representative in terms of the avionics and communications.

Conclusion
The safety pilot erroneously turned the transmitter off before the automatic control system was activated and before the instruction to turn the transmitter off had been issued.
The operator believed that the accident was unavoidable after the radio control transmitter was turned off because there was insufficient time to switch it back on and regain control of the UAS.

Sources:

AAIB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2020 18:56 harro Added

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