Indian Navy RPA crashes during take off in Kochi, no casualties1 min read . Updated: 21 Nov 2017, 03:14 PM IST
A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed during take off just outside the Kochi naval base
Kochi: A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed during take off just outside the Naval base in Kochi on Tuesday, a defence spokesman said. No casualties were reported.
The incident occurred Tuesday morning when the Israeli-made pilotless aircraft took off from the Naval airport here for a routine sortie, he said.
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.