Drone remote explodes mid-flight, narrowly misses operator’s face

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

A TikTok user experienced a terrifying moment when his drone remote short-circuited and exploded in his face. The incident occurred yesterday when the user, a drone operator for agricultural purposes, was spraying pesticide over a rice field.

“I haven’t even covered 10 rai yet.”

The clip showed the drone in operation, and the remote suddenly emitted smoke. The user quickly places the remote on the ground and begins recording the event as evidence. Suddenly, the remote explodes, narrowly missing the user’s face. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the drone remained airborne without crashing.

The TikTok video, posted by user @songlakkhongthong, quickly went viral. The drone, purchased just six months ago, is now under scrutiny.

After the post went live, numerous comments flooded in, with viewers asking about the cause of the explosion.

“I haven’t got any answers from the service centre yet.”

The lack of immediate answers from the service centre has left many speculating about the potential defects or issues with the drone equipment, reported KhaoSod.

Drone technology has become increasingly popular in agriculture, providing advanced solutions for tasks such as pesticide spraying. However, incidents like this highlight the potential risks associated with the technology. Ensuring the safety and reliability of such equipment is crucial, especially when it is used in close proximity to people.

In related news, Phuket officials recently conducted a training seminar aimed at educating local community leaders on the use and risks associated with digital media and technology. The event, held at a hotel in Ratsada on Wednesday, June 26, was presided over by Phuket Vice Governor Adul Chuthong.

In other news, the Thai government greenlit a new committee to spearhead its ambitious Cloud First Policy. This transformative initiative, revealed by an insider from the Government House, aims to transition the nation’s administration into a fully digital realm, harnessing the power of cloud technology.

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