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DRDO unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in farmland in Karnataka, none injured

The incident created quite a scare at Jodi Chillenahalli village as a loud noise was heard after the drone crashed

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

One TAPAS Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle belonging to Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) crashed 17 km from Chitradurga test range. Photo: ANI
One TAPAS Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle belonging to Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) crashed 17 km from Chitradurga test range. Photo: ANI

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Defence Research and Development Organisation crashed during a trial in an agriculture field in Chitradurga district on Tuesday, a video of which has gone viral.

However, no casualties were reported.

The incident created quite a scare at Jodi Chillenahalli village as a loud noise was heard after the drone crashed.

Soon, large number of people gathered at the spot.

Confirming the incident, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K told PTI that the UAV crashed in the arecanut farm this morning, but no one was injured.

Videos of the broken UAV went viral on the social media.

According to state government officials, the testing of aerial vehicle called 'Rustom-2' was in progress when the incident occurred.

When contacted, a official declined to comment on it.

First Published: Tue, September 17 2019. 10:05 IST
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