Navy drone crashes in Gujarat

PTI Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Mar 22, 2018, 10.13 AM(IST)

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A remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy today crashed in Ulhasnagar area of Gujarat's Porbandar soon after taking off, officials said.

No casualties were reported, the Navy said.

The RPV crashed close to the air base at about 10 am today, soon after takeoff from Porbandar and caught fire, the Navy said in a statement.

"There has been no injury to anyone. Preliminary inputs indicate failure of the RPA engine," the statement said.

The aircraft crashed in an open area of an ice factory, Porbandar Superintendent of Police Sobha Bhutda said.

As the RPV crashed, it caught fire and fire brigade personnel were alerted, she said.