It’s every drone pilot’s worst nightmare. One moment you’re happily flying away, the next, your drone has gone out of control and is plummeting towards certain death, usually in a body of water, just to make things even more interesting. These things seem to have a nose for water. Take a drone to a desert, and it could save your life because you can almost guarantee that if there is water to be found, the drone will crash into it!
The Drone Light Show company had similar bad luck recently when not just one of its drones, but around 50 of them, got into difficulty during one of their shows in Perth, Australia. And, of course, these rogue drones decided to crash into the water, ultimately costing the company around $100,000 Australian dollars ($66,000 USD).