Wednesday August 24, 2016

Tech Issues Cause Most Drone Accidents

Did you know that tech issues cause most drone crashes? I didn't. I would have bet you money that pilot error would have been the biggest cause of drone crashes (with surface to air missiles and farmer's shotguns tying for second).

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World-first research has found technical problems rather than operator errors are behind the majority of drone accidents, leading to a call for further safeguards for the industry. Researchers Dr Graham Wild and Dr Glenn Baxter from RMIT University's School of Engineering, along with John Murray from Edith Cowan University, completed the first examination of more than 150 reported civil incidents around the world involving drones, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).