DRDO UAV 'Rustom-2' Crashes in Farmland in Karnataka (See Pics)
DRDO UAV Crashes in Karnataka. (Photo Credits: ANI | Twitter)

Bengaluru, September 17: 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, police said. However, no casualties were reported. The incident created a scare at Jodi Chillenahalli village as a loud noise was heard when the aerial vehicle fell. Soon, large number of people gathered at the spot, they said.

Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K told PTI that the UAV crashed in the areca nut farm this morning, but no one was injured. Videos of the broken UAV went viral on the social media. Karnataka: TAPAS Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle of DRDO Crashes Near Chitradurga Test Range During Test Flight.

According to state government officials, the testing of aerial vehicle called 'Rustom-2' was in progress when the incident occurred. When contacted, a DRDO official declined to comment on it.