CAA warn over fall­ing drones

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FLIGHT safety ex­perts have is­sued a warn­ing after drones started fall­ing from the skies.

The prob­lem was caused by the tiny air­craft los­ing power dur­ing flights, ac­cord­ing to the Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity.

This oc­curs even though the bat­tery ap­pears to have charge re­main­ing on the af­fected model, the DJI Ma­trice 200.

The CAA has asked pi­lots to check flights can be made safely.

While no re­ports of in­juries have yet been re­ceived by the author­ity, it said the drones should not be flown above peo­ple “at any height un­til fur­ther no­tice”.

Chi­nese firm DJI said in a state­ment that it was “thor­oughly re­view­ing” re­ports of power is­sues with the model.

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