On 4 July 2019, an Alauda Airspeeder prototype unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was conducting a demonstration flight at Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Control of the vehicle was lost approximately 8 minutes prior to it impacting terrain near the aerodrome.
The United Kingdom Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is conducting an investigation into this occurrence. As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the UAS, the AAIB has requested an Accredited Representative from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) be appointed.
To facilitate this request, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The UK AAIB is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident.
Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the AAIB at: www.aaib.gov.uk
|Date:||04 July 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||1141 UTC||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, United Kingdom|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Loss of control|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft model||Alauda Airspeeder prototype unmanned aircraft system (UAS)|
|Departure point||Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, United Kingdom|