Pilotless drone crashes into oil refinery in Pak

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:21

Karachi: A pilotless drone of the
Pakistan Navy crashed into an oil refinery here Tuesday, triggering a fire though there were no casualties.

The drone crashed into the National Refinery in
Korangi area of the port city of Karachi.

The aircraft was seen flying at a low altitude before
it crashed, witnesses said.

The drone, which was on a routine surveillance flight,
crashed after striking a bird, naval officials were quoted as
saying by Geo News channel.

The aircraft burst into flames after hitting the ground but the flames were extinguished after a short while.

There were no reports of casualties or damage to
property on the ground.

Police and security forces cordoned off the area and
prevented people and the media from approaching the refinery.


First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:21
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