Accident DAMODA Newton 2.2 RPA swarm ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 318150
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Date:Friday 14 July 2023
Type:DAMODA Newton 2.2 RPA swarm
Owner/operator:The Australian Traffic Network Pty Ltd
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Docklands Harbour, Melbourne, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During an RPAS light show, multiple aircraft within the swarm experienced un-commanded movement, resulting in multiple errors presenting on the ground control station, failsafe mode activations, collisions with water, each other and one aircraft escaping the geo-fence. 440 of the RPAs were destroyed.

The drone light show was performed to celebrate the Matildas soccer team ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.



Revision history:

18-Jul-2023 07:16 harro Added
18-Jul-2023 07:18 harro Updated

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