PORBANDAR: In yet another case of poor mantainace of Indian Armed Forces arsenal another aircraft of the Indian Navy has crashed today taking the tally to three aircrafts crashed in India in last few days.
A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed on Thursday soon after taking off from Porbandar in Gujarat. The crash took place close to the air base in Ulhasnagar area of Gujarat's Porbandar at around 10 am on Thursday. Indian Navy confirmed that there have been no injuries in the crash.
The Indian Navy also said that preliminary inputs indicate failure of the engine of the RPA.
"The aircraft crashed in an open area of an ice factory. As the RPV crashed, it caught fire and fire brigade personnel were alerted," Porbandar Superintendent of Police Sobha Bhutda said.