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Not All Drone Crashes Are The Pilot’s Fault

Study suggests technical difficulties may cause up to 64 percent of all drone crashes
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Aug 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET

While it’s funny and fun and good to imagine a world where all drone crashes are the fault of the idiots piloting them, new research shows that’s simply not always the case.

In fact, this study found that 64 percent of drone crashes in the last decade is actually the machine’s fault, not the pilot’s. Most of the time, the snafu happens when communication between the drone and the pilot fails.

See? It’s not the operators who have screws loose. It’s the drones.