Accident unknown UAV , 06 May 2016
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 300092
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Type:unknown UAV
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gatineau Park, QC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gatineau Park, QC
Destination airport:Gatineau Park, QC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
In Gatineau Park, several unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights were conducted for research purposes with the permission of Gatineau Park staff. During one of the flights, a small group of birds (4 turkey vultures) approached the UAV; to stay clear of the birds the pilot reduced altitude and the UAV collided with a tree. The UAV did not collide with any of the birds. The UAV got stuck high (20-25m) up in the tree, and the crew (pilot, ground supervisor and visual observer) were unable to retrieve it. No persons or animals were endangered or harmed in any way as a result of the incident.


TSB A14O0149

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22-Oct-2022 08:27 harro Added

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