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IAF’s Lakshya UAV crash lands in Odisha’s Balasore district, no casualties reported

India TV News Desk Bhubaneswar 21 Apr 2017, 16:58:11 IST
India TV News Desk

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Lakshya of the Indian Air Force crashlanded in Odisha's Balasore district this morning during a trial.

The UAV crashlanded in an agricultural field at Chandamuhi village in Baliapal block.

No injuries or casualties were reported from the incident. 

"There may be some technical reason behind the accident. A team of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) rushed to the spot after the incident. There was no loss of life and property," said Balasore Superintendent of Police (SP) Niti Shekhar.

DRDO sources said a technical glitch may have scuttled the flight of Lakshya and brought it down to the ground.

According to locals, they heard a loud noise while working in the fields. Later, they found the aircraft in a field.

(With inputs from IANS)