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DRDO UAV crashes in farmland in Karnataka, none injured

By PTI
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Bengaluru, Sep 17: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Defence Research and Development Organisation crashed during a trial in an agriculture field in Chitradurga district of Karnataka on Tuesday.

DRDO UAV crashes in farmland in Karnataka

However, no casualties were reported. The incident created quite a scare at Jodi Chillenahalli village as a loud noise was heard after the drone crashed. Soon, a large number of people gathered at the spot.

Confirming the incident, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K told PTI that the UAV crashed in the arecanut farm this morning, but no one was injured.

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Videos of the broken UAV went viral on social media. According to state government officials, the testing of an aerial vehicle called 'Rustom-2' was in progress when the incident occurred. When contacted, a DRDO official declined to comment on it.

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