Incident DJI Matrice 300 unregistered, Friday 17 November 2023
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Date:Friday 17 November 2023
Time:day
Type:DJI Matrice 300
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: unregistered
MSN: N/K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carlisle, Cumbria -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Carlisle, Cumbria
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DJI Matrice 300 UAV: Substantially damaged 17.11.2023 when collided with overhead power lines while involved in a possible bird strike (or attempting to avoid a bird strike) over Carlisle, Cumbria. The incident was the subject of an AAIB Correspondence Only Report dated 11.1.2024, and the following is the summary from the report:

"The UAV moved un-commanded into a power line, either because it was hit by a bird or because the UAV detected the bird and moved autonomously [to avoid a bird strike]".

Sources:

1. AAIB Correspondence Only Report dated 11.1.2024: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2023/aaib-record-only-uas-investigations-reviewed-october-november-2023
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlisle

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

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27 November 2023 unregistered Private 0 near Ripon, North Yorkshire sub

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2024 08:27 Dr. John Smith Added

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