Wing's drone courier landed on power lines and left 2,000 Brisbane residents without power

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 01.10.2022, 00:45
Wing's drone courier landed on power lines and left 2,000 Brisbane residents without power

An unmanned aerial vehicle of the American company Wing left 2,000 residents of Brisbane without electricity because of a failed landing.

Here's What We Know

According to a Wing spokesman, the drone made a controlled landing but got stuck on a power line. Immediately afterward, Wing contacted Energex, the Australian power company that distributes electricity to 1.5 million homes and factories in Queensland.

Two hours later, power was lost in the area. Wing announced an investigation into the incident and apologized for the inconvenience. At the same time, Energex said there was no damage to the line. Specialists worked quickly. According to an Energex spokesperson, the food was still warm when the employees got to the drone.

Note that food delivery services by drones are very popular in the suburbs. Last year, Wing reported serving 100,000 customers in Brisbane, and by March 2022, the number of completed orders reached 200,000.

Source: The Verge