DJI M300 Inspection Drone Shot At And Damaged
An expensive DJI M300 inspection drone from the Dutch company Zero Gravity Drone was shot at with an air rifle by an angry vacationer last week. The drone was damaged and can no longer be used for the time being. The company has since filed a report of vandalism. Business owner Boris Guntenaar mentions social acceptance as the biggest challenge for the drone sector.
Right in your own hands
The incident took place during a drone inspection of vital infrastructure. The flight went as planned, and the unmanned aircraft, a professional drone of the DJI M300 type, also landed without any problems. Shortly after landing, the team was approached by a man who stated that he had fired on the aircraft several times before. The aircraft turned out to have been hit so that further inspections had to be canceled, and the drone cannot be used for the time being.
The man stated that he was in a holiday home 200 meters from the take-off location. He didn’t like the sound of the…