Navy's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Crashes Near Kochi Base During Take-Off

"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.

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Navy's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Crashes Near Kochi Base During Take-Off

The Indian Navy Searcher, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashed during a routine surveillance mission

Kochi:  A Remotely Piloted Aircraft or RPA of the Indian Navy crashed during take off just outside the Naval base in Kochi today, a Defence spokesperson said. No casualties were reported.

The incident occurred this morning when the Israeli-made pilotless aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) took off from the Naval airport for a routine sortie, he said.

The crash occurred due to technical reasons, the spokesperson confirmed.
 
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The Indian Navy Searcher, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashed during a routine surveillance mission

"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.

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"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.
 

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