On September 27, 2016, a Pulse Aerospace Vapor 55 remotely piloted aircraft was operating a test flight at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. According to telemetry recorded on the drone’s ground control station, at about 9:10 a.m. local time, the drone lifted off from its start position. About 30 seconds later, when the drone was 36 feet agl, it entered the “manual” flight mode and headed away on its own. The drone was tracked by the pilot’s manual inputs for another seven minutes before the data-link was broken. The drone had climbed to 124 feet agl with no input from the pilot by this point. Thirty seconds later, the drone entered the “home” flight mode and commenced tracking to the programmed home position at an altitude of 154 feet agl, but the unit never arrived.