IDF crashes own drone due to technical failure

July 15, 2013 06:38


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The IDF crashed one of its own drones on Sunday night after a technical failure made it impossible to control the unmanned aircraft, Israeli media reported.

The UAV was flying over the Israeli-Egyptian border while Islamist militants and Egyptian army soldiers were exchanging fire in the area, when an engine malfunction forced its operators to crash it.

The army was investigating the cause of the malfunction, IDF spokesman said.

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