Queensland’s Browns Plains without electricity after drone food delivery crashes into powerlines
Thousands of people were left without power after a food delivery drone crashed into powerlines yesterday in what has been described as a “first” by Energex.
- Power was restored for most customers in 45 minutes, with 300 without power for three hours
- Wing, the food delivery company, says the drone crashed into powerlines as it made a precautionary landing
- Energex spokesman Danny Donald says drones hitting powerlines can be very dangerous
Energex spokesman Danny Donald told ABC Radio Brisbane people in Browns Plains, south of Brisbane, and the immediate surrounds lost power yesterday after a drone carrying food hit the network about 2pm.
Energex restored power for about 2,000 customers within 45 minutes, while 300 customers in the immediate vicinity of that drone were without power for three hours.
“The meal was still hot inside the drone’s delivery box when the crew got there,” Mr Donald said.
“We’ve never seen these delivery drones hit the network. It’s rare.
“This is the…