Indian Air Force's UAV crashes in Rajasthan's Barmer, no casualties reported


An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of Indian Air Force today crashed after developing an engine problem at Akoda village, 30 km north west of Barmer district in Rajasthan around 2 pm, a top IAF official said.

UAV-HERON which took off from Jaisalmer airbase, immediately developed problem in starting of engine and crashed on land after falling from height, Wing Commander S S Birdi, PRO-IAF Delhi told PTI over phone.

Representational image. Courtesy PIB

Representational image. Courtesy PIB

It was carrying qualified equipments and cameras.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the UAV crash, he said.

There was no damage to civil property and human life as the UAV fell on the open land.


PTI


Published Date: Jan 09, 2015 08:46 pm | Updated Date: Jan 09, 2015 08:48 pm



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