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Accredited Representative to UK AAIB into the loss of control involving an Alauda Airspeeder prototype unmanned aircraft system (UAS) near Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, United Kingdom, on 4 July 2019

Investigation number:
AE-2019-032
Status: Active
Investigation in progress

Summary

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

General details
Date: 04 July 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1141 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): near Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, United Kingdom    
State: International   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Alauda Airspeeder prototype unmanned aircraft system (UAS)  
Departure point Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, United Kingdom  
Last update 16 July 2019