Navy’s remotely piloted aircraft crashes into sea off Kochi coast

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016,10:23 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy on a surveillance mission off the Kerala coast was made to crash into the sea Friday after it suffered engine failure.

A Navy release said the RPA experienced engine failure on a routine surveillance mission off Kerala coast. The RPA was thereafter ditched into the sea in a controlled manner to ensure no damage to lives or property.

It further said a search was launched immediately and parts of the aircraft, including the engine, have been recovered. A board of inquiry is being ordered, the Navy said.