Donan Launches Drone Forensics to take on Drone-Related Claims

Donan – an innovative leader in forensic investigation—is launching a new service to investigate claims involving drone aircraft. Drone Forensics combines leading forensic investigation experience with extensive drone technology expertise to assist in handling claims and litigation related to drones.

“We’re offering Drone Forensics in response to the growing number of accidents and losses involving drones.  As one of the first forensic investigation firms to provide commercial drone inspections, expanding our capabilities to include investigations on claims related to drones was a natural progression for Donan,” said Matt Kenney, Technical Program Manager. “In the last several years we’ve invested heavily in research and partnerships in the drone industry.  The drone expertise and partnerships we’ve built, along with our engineering and fire investigation expertise, puts us in a unique position as a leader in providing answers needed in handling claims involving drones.”


Drone Forensics provides wide-ranging capabilities that include retrieval and interpretation of digital drone flight data and lab inspections on drone hardware.  Claims scenarios include:

  • Property damage resulting from a drone crash
  • Personal injury resulting from a drone accident or malfunction
  • Damage claimed to drone hardware
  • Fire damage caused by drone lithium battery failures
  • Drone privacy invasion


Donan’s existing services and resources bring a broad range of expertise to drone-related claims, including engineering experience on drone systems, aviation accident investigation, human factors engineering, fire investigation experience, and more.


“We have a wealth of expertise in our component testing, engineering, and fire investigation services, as well as years of experience in drone testing, evaluation, and troubleshooting,” said Matt Kenney. “As drone use becomes more and more widespread in a variety of environments, the need for expertise to determine the cause of their accidents, failures, and malfunction will be an important tool in handling claims. Donan’s Drone Forensics seeks to be a leader in providing that expertise.”


Donan is a full-service, world class forensic investigation firm with offices throughout the United States. Their services include forensic engineering, fire investigation, component testing, HVAC investigation, UAV services and litigation support.


Since 1947 Donan has provided first-rate expertise, conclusive answers, and superior insights through innovation. Their mission is to provide conclusive, unbiased and accurate forensic investigation services with the fastest turnaround time and best customer service in the industry.


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