• Download mobile app
22 Mar 2019, Edition - 1347, Friday

Trending Now

  • The BJP has announced 184 candidates in its first Lok Sabha list
  • The Hizbul Mujahideen has released a video announcing the induction of a civilian Shahid Manzoor, to the militant ranks
  • Congress announces candidates for Lok Sabha, Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh
  • CM Pramod Sawant kept Home, Personnel, Finance Vigilance and General Administration for himself and Education has gone to Deputy CM

Kerala News

Drone crashes hours before VP’s arrival in Kochi

Covai Post Network

Image credit : Illustrative Image

Kochi: In a major security lapse, an unmanned aerial vehicle crashed close to the fuel tank a few hours before the arrival of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at the navy airport at Wellington Island on Tuesday.

The drone was on a surveillance exercise when the incident occurred, navy sources told The Covai Post.

No casualties were reported on ground.

The crash took place at about 10.30 am and Naidu was scheduled to arrive past noon.

The matter assumes significance as it crashed close to aviation fuel tank near the airport.

Preliminary investigation showed that it was technical problem.

On July 27, 2016, a drone of the Indian Navy on a routine training mission from Naval Air Station INS Garuda crashed at sea, nine miles off Kochi.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER