Incident DJI Mavic 3 unregistered,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 361376
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Date:Sunday 15 October 2023
Type:DJI Mavic 3
Registration: unregistered
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
Destination airport:Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Advanced: Substantially damaged 15 October 2023 when suddenly and unexpectantly fell to the ground from an altitude of 17 feet (5.18 metres) at Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales. The incident was the subject of an AAIB correspondence only report, published 14 March 2024, and the following is the summary from that report:

"The UA was at approximately 17 ft agl" [above ground level] "circling a building with the video recording, when a red message appeared on the control screen saying ‘preparing for takeoff’. The screen turned white, then black, and the UA fell to the ground. The UA had been flying with a fully charged battery for approximately 50 seconds with no prior warning of a malfunction or loss of link. The cause of the failure is not known".


1. AAIB correspondence only report, published 14 March 2024:

History of this aircraft


Other occurrences involving this aircraft
10 September 2023 unregistered Private 0 near Cowes Harbour, Cowes, Isle of Wight sub


Revision history:

16-Mar-2024 17:51 Dr. John Smith Added

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