Japan Transportation Safety Board Conducts Drone Accident Investigation in Japan’s Oita Prefecture

In July, a man piloting a drone in Kūshige City, Oita Prefecture, was seriously injured when he accidentally touched the propeller. The National Transportation Safety Board decided to investigate the accident as a drone accident for the first time in the country.

Japan Transportation Safety Board Conducts Drone Accident Investigation in Japan's Oita Prefecture

Japan Transportation Safety Board Conducts Drone Accident Investigation in Japan’s Oita Prefecture

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the fire department, a man in his 30s was training to fly a drone for spraying pesticides in the town of Kūshige at around 5 p.m. on July 14th. The airplane touched a utility pole at that time, and as the man approached, he hit his right hand and head on the spinning propeller, fracturing his pinky finger and other serious injuries.

In response to the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board appointed two aircraft accident investigators and decided to conduct a detailed investigation into the circumstances. Drone accidents have been mandatory to report since last December, and this is the first time that the NTSB has conducted an investigation.

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