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Probe ordered into RPA crash in Kochi

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017,15:01 IST By anju A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | The Kerala police chief has ordered a probe into the incident in which a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed in Kochi.

Kerala DGP Loknath Behara has directed the Kochi range IGP to conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident that occurred yesterday.

The inquiry has to be conducted in detail, taking all necessary assistance from the Armed forces and Intelligence agencies and covering the aspects of VVIP safety as well as public safety, a police press release said.

The Israeli-made pilot less aircraft was crashed during take off on a routine sortie just outside the Naval base at Kochi. There were no casualties, a defence spokesman said.

The crash was due to technical reasons, he said, adding there was no damage to the runway.

A defence release also said that a Board of Inquiry has been constituted to investigate the cause of the accident.