The Air Accidents Investigations Branch has published a report of a Greater Manchester Police DJI drone that crashed last year in Old Trafford.

The operator of the drone was using the drone to look for a missing person around the Seymour Grove area of Old Trafford on 03/08/21 at around 11.30pm when the 44-year-old officer heard a loud band or popping noise.

After only 28 seconds of flight the emergency land was activated by the operator, the drone descended in an arc until it hit the ground, the drone was destroyed.

An examination as to what happened to the drone shown the left rear arm folded back during flight and smashed into the motor.

Fortunately no one was injured on the ground, the drone is fairly big and has more weight than a normal drone people can buy due to the bigger battery.

We believe the missing person was later found.