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Date:02-DEC-2020
Time:12:09 UTC
Type:DJI Phantom 4 RTK
Owner/operator:Network Rail
Registration: None
MSN: 0V2GDC6RA30246
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Newtongrange railway station, Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Destination airport:Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Narrative:
AAIB investigation to DJI Phantom 4 RTK, (UAS registration n/a): Loss of control due to detached propeller, Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian, 2 December 2020. The AAIB Final Report was published on May 20 2021, and the following is an excerpt from it:

"The UAS, a DJI Phantom 4 RTK, was being operated in an automated flight mode to survey a railway track and surrounding infrastructure when one of the four propellers detached whilst in-flight. The aircraft rapidly descended from a height of 70 m (230 ft) where it struck the ground in the rear garden of a house. No persons were injured.

This investigation has reviewed the new UAS regulations introduced on 31 December 2020 concerning the safe overflight of people and data available to assist in risk assessments. Two Safety Recommendations are made to the UK CAA."

=Damage to Airframe=
Per the above AAIB report "Damage to motors, propellers, arms, landing gear and fuselage"


Sources:

1. AAIB Final Report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/609cf2d98fa8f56a39f36210/DJI_Phantom_4_RTK_UAS_reg_N-A_06-21.pdf
2. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/drone-fell-230ft-into-back-garden-in-midlothian-village-when-propeller-detached-while-in-flight-3244378
3. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/official-report-calls-ban-drones-20641274
4. https://www.suasnews.com/2021/05/aaib-investigation-to-dji-phantom-4-rtk/
5. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/drone-fell-230ft-into-back-garden-in-midlothian-village-when-propeller-detached-while-in-flight/ar-AAKcmsP
6. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/drone-ban-must-be-considered-after-rail-survey-aircraft-falls-in-garden-3244555
7. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2021/05/20/drone-ban-must-be-considered-after-rail-survey-aircraft-falls-in-garden--report/
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtongrange_railway_station

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2021 15:44 Dr. John Smith Added
22-May-2021 15:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
01-Jul-2021 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Category]

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