After A Spate Of EV Fires, IPO-Bound ideaForge’s Drone Explodes Now

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On April 27, a drone owned by Indian deeptech startup ideaForge caught fire and exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh, injuring four people. Reports suggest that the drone’s battery pack exploded while it was being charged by a team of four pilots for the SWAMITVA mapping scheme. Two of the injured people are said to be in critical condition. Confirming the incident, ideaForge said that it was investigating the matter and would issue additional standard operating procedures (SOPs) for its customers. The injured pilots were working with local firm Navbharat Explosive, and the local police have dispatched officers to investigate the matter and file a report. The local authorities have also collected necessary evidence for submission to the concerned authorities, and a complaint in the matter has been lodged with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which has launched a probe into the incident. The drone that exploded was IdeaForge’s Q6, which recently received type certification from DGCA.

The injured pilots were working with a local company called Navbharat Explosive. Meanwhile, taking cognisance of the matter, the local police dispatched officers to probe the matter and file a detailed report. The local authorities also collected all necessary evidence for submission to the concerned authorities.

The injured pilots were working with a local company called Navbharat Explosive. The local police have also dispatched officers to investigate the matter and file a detailed report. Additionally, the local authorities have collected all necessary evidence for submission to the concerned authorities. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also reportedly initiated a probe into the incident, and a complaint has been lodged with them. IdeaForge, the deeptech startup that owns the drone, has confirmed that it is also investigating the incident and will be issuing additional standard operating procedures (SOPs) for its customers.