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Indian Navy's remotely piloted aircraft crashes during take off at Kochi

The RPA was taking off from the north of the naval airfield at Willingdon island on a routine mission when it crashed

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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A (RPA) of the crashed while taking off from the Kochi Naval Base, an officer said.

The RPA was taking off from the north of the naval airfield at Willingdon island on a routine mission when it crashed. The incident occurred around 10.25 am on Tuesday.

A board of inquiry has been constituted to look into the cause of the accident, said the officer.

Willingdon Islands is the largest artificial island in India.

In July, a Searcher reconnaissance of the had to be ditched around nine miles off Kochi following a "critical engine malfunction". 

First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 16:35 IST
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