In April 2014, the drone which was used to film competitors in the Geraldton Endure Batavia triathlon in Australia, injured triathlete, Raija Ogden. She sustained minor head injuries and was taken into the hospital where the stitches were required to close her head wound.

The Geraldton Triathlon Club had apologized to Ms Ogden who was only meters from the finishing line when she sustained her injuries.

The videographer operating the device claimed that the reason behind the fall and crash of the aircraft was the fact that someone else briefly took over flying the drone.

The incident was being investigated by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority. It indicates the rule that unmanned aircraft must fly a minimum of 30 m away from people. Also, operators are required to be certified by the agency to fly the aircraft.