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Indian DRDO’s Rustom 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Crashes In Farm In Karnataka

Indian DRDO's Rustom 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Crashes In Farm In Karnataka

An unmanned aerial vehicle ‘Rustom 2’  belonging to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) crashed during a trial in an agriculture field in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on Tuesday.

No casualties were reported in the crash. Here is a VIDEO of Drone crash

The unmanned aircraft was on a test flight which surprised villagers when it crashed near Jodi Chikkana Halli in Chitradurga District.

The incident created quite a scare at Jodi Chillenahalli village as a loud noise was heard after the drone crashed.

Soon, a large number of people gathered at the spot. Confirming the incident, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K told news agency Press Trust of India that the UAV crashed in the Areca nut farm this morning.

Photos of the broken UAV were shared on social media.

DRDO officials rushed to the spot following the crash. The organisation has a test range very close to its headquarters in Chitradurga.

The Challakere Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) is an out-door testing and evaluating facility set up by DRDO exclusively for unmanned and manned aircraft.

Confirming the incident, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K told PTI that the UAV crashed in the arecanut farm this morning, but no one was injured.

Videos of the broken UAV has gone viral on social media.

According to state government officials, the testing of aerial vehicle called ‘Rustom-2’ was in progress when the incident occurred.

 

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