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Ahead of Venkaiah Naidu's visit, Indian Navy's unmanned aircraft crashes in Kochi

"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.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Kochi [ Updated: November 21, 2017 13:47 IST ]
 ANI photo
No damage to life or property has been reported. ANI photo

Indian Navy's remotely piloted aircraft crashed during take off  just outside the Naval base here on Tuesday, defence spokesperson said.

According to reports, the incident occurred hours before Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's Kochi visit.

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 as been constituted to investigate the cause of the accident," it said.

The spokesman said the crash has not caused any damage to the runway.

- With PTI inputs

 

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