Indian Navy RPA crashes during take off

First Published 21, Nov 2017, 4:15 PM IST
Indian Navy RPA crashes during take off
Highlights
  • 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.

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