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Crash cleared: The Post takes up its drone flights again

The Swiss Post takes its drone flights in the service of the medicine again, after the crash, a Post-drone is clarified in January in the lake of Zurich. A shor

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Crash cleared: The Post takes up its drone flights again

The Swiss Post takes its drone flights in the service of the medicine again, after the crash, a Post-drone is clarified in January in the lake of Zurich. A short circuit was the cause, such as the safety investigation Board Saib announced on Friday.

most likely occurred during the flight of the drone in a plug-in connection, a short circuit that had a failure of the 5-Volt power supply of the GPS receiver and other components, as it is called in the final report of the Sust. For this reason, the drone was not able to determine their own Position and initiated to the internal logic of the Flight-Termination system, an emergency landing.

The flight of the drone (yellow Pins) along the programmed flight path (gray line) and the location where the drone was found (red Pin). Image: report of a study Sust

This was, as intended, due to the Shutdown of the four engines and the Ejection of the emergency parachute. Meteorological conditions or other external circumstances could be excluded as the cause for the emergency landing.

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made of The technical fault occurred already a few minutes after the Start, as the drone hovered in sixty meters height. Because she was over the lake, dropped the drone into the water and suffered a total loss. The blood samples, which were the drone of the clinic in the Park to the Central laboratory would have to be transported undamaged.

After the incident is now resolved, take the Post and the drone manufacturer to Matternet, the drones flights in the service of medicine, told the Post on Friday. The safety for all Involved is a top priority. Therefore, the manufacturers have made to the drone changes. These have enabled the Federal office for civil aviation. (hwe/sda)

Created: 12.04.2019, 11:00 PM

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