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$20,000 Russian drone crashes during its first delivery!

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The Russian Post failed to launch their first drone delivery parcel when their $20,000 UAV slammed into a wall seconds after it launched, according to Reuters. While the multicopter was en route to a destination that was nearly 10 miles away, it malfunctioned and flew into a building. Here is the actual footage uploaded on YouTube by RT (Russia Today):

The Russian drone carried a package that weighed about 4.4 pounds towards a village called Nizhniy Sayantui. Seconds after the approximately 15.4-pound multicopter successfully lifted off, it started wobbling. The multicopter then descended fast into a three-story residential building where two bystanders were nearly hit by the Russian drone debris, but no one was reportedly injured.

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Screenshot of Wochit Entertainment’s YouTube video shows the aftermath of the crash.

What caused the Russian drone to crash?

According to Reuters, over 100 Wi-Fi connections may have disrupted the drone’s flight.  

Reuters also reported that a company called Rudron/Expeditor 3M designed the drone and organized the test flight. Russian Post made it clear that they were only there as a guest when the multicopter crashed.

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