US spy plane crashes in Pakistan
The spy drone was not fired upon and it crashed due to some technical fault in its system.
Islamabad: A US spy plane on Thursday crashed in
the Pakistani border city of Chaman in southwestern
Balochistan, officials said.
The aircraft, which entered Pakistani airspace from
neighbouring Afghanistan, came down near Frontier Corps (FC)
Fort, a senior official said.
"The US URV Eagle spy drone crossed Pak-Afghan border
from Afghanistan side and it was flying over FC Fort inside
Pakistani territory when it crashed near the fort because of
some technical fault," the senior official of the FC was
quoted as saying by Pakistan`s state-run APP news agency.
The spy drone was not fired upon and it crashed due to
some technical fault in its system, he said.
The FC personnel have taken the wreckage of the drone
into their custody and are investigating the matter.
The official said that the small plane was equipped with
two cameras and other latest spying technology.
He said that the drone had the capability to take
pictures and make movie and save them on its hard disk.
The official said the plane was being controlled by a
computerized control room, he added.
The use of the unmanned aircraft by the US in its war
against the Taliban in Afghanistan and to monitor militants in
Pakistan is unpopular in the country.
There has been growing demand to end the use of the
predator armed drones to launch missile attacks in the