Pakistan surveillance drone crashes in Karachi

By REUTERS
July 19, 2011 09:35

 
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KARACHI - An unmanned Pakistan naval aircraft crashed in the southern city of Karachi on Tuesday, but there was no damage on ground, police and naval officials said.

"It was a Pakistan Navy UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and it was on a routine training sortie when it was hit by a bird," said Pakistan navy spokesman Commander Salman Ali.

The UAV, commonly known as a drone, is used by the navy for surveillance, reconnaissance and photography, he said.

He did not give details on the make and manufacturer of the aircraft.

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