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Navy's remotely piloted aircraft crashes in Kochi

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Remotely piloted aircraft searcher on a routine surveillance mission crashed while taking off North of Naval airfield at Wellington Island on Tuesday.

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft searcher on a routine surveillance mission crashes on Kochi. Courtesy: ANI news

    A board of inquiry is being constituted to investigate the cause of the accident, reported ANI.

    No damage to life or property reported.

    "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.

    It may be recalled that a Dornier Aircraft of the Navy had crashed during a flying sortie off the Goa coast in 2015. Three people were on the plane when it went down.

    More details are awaited.

    (With agency input)

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