OPP drone goes down in Southwold Township, Elgin County

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Not the actual drone but it may appear similar. (Source OPP)

(ELGIN COUNTY – SOUTHWOLD TWP, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that went missing during a routine flight on the afternoon of July 26, 2017.

An OPP operator was conducting a test flight of the UAS in a remote area following a software update. At approximately 2 pm, there was a malfunction with the UAS and the operator lost communication with it and line of sight.

The OPP is conducting a radius search of the area.

Anyone who has observed or located a UAS in the area of Southwold Township, Elgin County is requested to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.