Incident DJI Matrice M30T unregistered, Monday 23 October 2023
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Date:Monday 23 October 2023
Time:night
Type:DJI Matrice M30T
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: unregistered
MSN: N/K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Colwyn Bay, Conway, Clywd, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Colwyn Bay, Conway, Clywd, Wales
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DJI Matrice M30T UAV: Substantially damaged 23.10.2023 when collided with overhead HT cable during a night take off at Colwyn Bay, Conway, Clywd, Wales. The incident was the subject of an AAIB Correspondence Only Report dated 11.1.2024, and the following is the summary from the report:

"A few seconds after takeoff at night the UAV struck some overhead cables and fell to the ground. The remote pilot was under time pressure to take off and omitted the visual check for obstacles using a torch as per the operator’s procedures."

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://enterprise.dji.com/matrice-30/specs
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colwyn_Bay

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
16-Jan-2024 17:43 Dr. John Smith Added

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