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IAF's unmanned aircraft crashes in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer

An unmanned aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) today crashed near the Jaisalmer airbase after engine failure but there was no collateral damage on the ground.



Jaisalmer: An unmanned aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) today crashed near the Jaisalmer airbase after engine failure but there was no collateral damage on the ground.

 "A pilot less remote controlled scaled aircraft model crashed at around 1 pm today due to engine failure," Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said today.

 The model, which was being used for training purpose, took off from the airbase and developed problem in its engine leading to the fatal consequence.

 Air Force officers rushed to the spot and have begun an investigation.

 "Air Force officials are at the spot for carrying out their probe," the official said.

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

 It was an open field where the model crashed and no loss to life or property occurred, SHO local police station Jetharam said.

From Zee News

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