A Deep Insider’s Look at a Rugged Terrain Mission to Investigate a Helicopter Crash with Drones
Crash site investigation with drones has emerged as a leading application for unmanned systems in public safety. Gathering data that can be used by investigators in a courtroom, however, requires careful mission planning. Here, sUAS expert and industry figure Douglas Spotted Eagle of Sundance Media provides a detailed insider’s view of a helicopter crash site investigation.
Unmanned aircraft have become proven assets during investigations, offering not only the ability to reconstruct a scene. When a high ground sampling distance (GSD) is used, the data may be deeply examined, allowing investigators to find evidence that may have not been seen for various reasons during a site walk-through.
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