- Indian Navy aircraft crashed during takeoff just outside the Naval base in Kochi
- The remotely piloted aircraft crashed north of the naval airfield INS Garuda after take off at 10:25 am
- There has been no casualty or damage to property
A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed during takeoff just outside the Naval base in Kochi on Tuesday, a Defence spokesman said. No casualties were reported.
The incident occurred in the morning when the Israeli-made pilotless aircraft took off from the Naval airport here for a routine sortie. The crash occurred due to technical reasons, he said
"A remotely piloted aircraft 'Searcher' on a routine surveillance mission crashed north of the naval airfield INS Garuda after take off at 10:25 am," a Defence release said.
"However, there has been no casualty or damage to property. A Board of Inquiry has been constituted to investigate the cause of the accident," it said.
The spokesman said the crash has not caused any damage to the runway.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:00 PM IST