DRDO Drone Crashes in Open Field in India

A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) drone crashed in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka, India, early Tuesday morning.

No injuries have been reported in the crash.

The incident created quite a scare at Jodichillenahalli village as a loud noise was heard after the drone crashed. Soon, a large number of people gathered at the spot.

The DRDO has a test range very close to its Chitradurga district headquarters. The Challakere Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) is an out-door testing and evaluating facility being set up by DRDO exclusively for unmanned and manned aircraft.

Confirming the incident, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K said that the UAV crashed in the areca nut farm this morning, but no one was injured.

According to the Chitradurga SP, the crashed drone is a Rustom-2 drone.

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