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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243746
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Type:Believer UAS
Registration: unreg.
C/n / msn: 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Solent Airport, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Solent Airport, Hampshire
Destination airport:Solent Airport, Hampshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
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.

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.



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

Revision history:

08-Oct-2020 18:56 harro Added

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