DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane

From an account on Twitter we found a post about a fire on a plane because of a drone! Wait, what? So it appears a DJI Inspire 1 caught fire in the overhead compartment, we do not know the cause of the fire but looks like a moderate one. Glad it happened on the ground and not the air! The attendants quickly put out the fire and removed the craft and its owner!

source:

http://dronefriend.com/2015/03/16/dji-inspire-1-catches-fire-on-pas...

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Comment by SkyRover on April 2, 2015 at 3:52pm

Oh DJI...


Admin
Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on April 2, 2015 at 3:55pm

I wonder if the owner had discharged the batteries to the storage level or had charged them full up before the trip?

Regards,

TCIII AVD

Comment by Gary McCray on April 2, 2015 at 4:11pm

My guess is this is going to have repercussions way beyond DJI.

Comment by SkyRover on April 2, 2015 at 4:13pm

Sadly very true

Comment by Greg Dronsky on April 2, 2015 at 4:14pm

Yeah, but hopefully some company will finally offer a safe battery for drones...

Comment by Cala on April 2, 2015 at 4:19pm

My concern is that we are going to have more difficulties to find batteries when we live far from manufacturers (that we are having now) because of neglected guys :(


Developer
Comment by Jason Short on April 2, 2015 at 4:23pm

I see a booming local battery rental business about to start.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on April 2, 2015 at 6:29pm

Yeah, this was pretty inevitable.  Amazing that the first time it happened was with an Inspire or other system with a highly-engineered battery and charging system.  I figured it would be some fragile high-C battery with nothing more than shrink-wrap.

Comment by Todd Urban on April 2, 2015 at 7:17pm
Guess we won't be taking our lipos on planes anymore after this as if they didnt give us a hard enough time trying to get a drone on a plane
Comment by Darrell Burkey on April 2, 2015 at 7:38pm

I heard that the Inspire was left turned on. A good reason not to leave the battery in the Inspire while traveling.

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