An entire town in Australia was left without power after a food delivery plane got stuck in a power line and caught fire.
At 2pm on October 29, thousands of people in Browns Plains town, Queensland, Australia suddenly lost power. The cause was determined to be a food delivery plane that damaged the power line.
The plane accidentally hit an 11kV power line, fell to the ground and caught fire shortly after. The responsible power company was present and fixed the problem for more than 2000 customers within 1 hour. However, hundreds of others still had to wait another 3-4 hours.
Danny Donald, representative of Energex – the power company said:
“We solved it quite quickly, the plane fell to the ground and then caught fire, so it didn’t take much to clean up the scene. The food the plane delivered was still fresh and hot.”
It is known that this drone is a product of Wing, one of the subsidiaries of Alphabet group. Wing said that the plane had a problem, so it had to switch to emergency landing mode but unfortunately, it collided with the power line.
“We have reached out to the parties involved to resolve this issue, and we are very sorry to those affected.”
Although there was not too much damage to the facilities, Danny Donald, a representative of Energex, still had to warn people to be more careful and not to go near high voltage power lines.
“We used to warn parents not to let their kids play with poles or high voltage power lines, now we must continue to warn against using drones to fly over wired areas. electricity. A collision can damage the whole system and affect many other people.”
In Australia, food delivery services by drones have been very popular since 2019. Starting for this type of transport is the company Wing, they are licensed to use these aircraft to transport food. products and drugs, then very successful and received tens of thousands of orders in the first half of 2021.
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