In a tragic incident, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) aircraft – Rustom II – crashed at the open agricultural fields of Jodi Chikkana Halli in Chitradurga district of Karnataka on Tuesday, at about 6 in the morning. As per the report so far, no casualties or injuries have been reported in the crash.
The incident created quite a panic among villagers as a loud noise was heard after the aircraft crashed onto the land. Soon, a large number of people gathered at the spot.
As quoted in the reports, Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Arun K said that the UAV crashed in the areca nut farm this morning, but no one was injured.
“It’s a Rustom-2 UAV from DRDO. Test trials were being conducted and it failed and fell in the open field. People were curious as to what it was and they gathered. We have cordoned off the area now and police are at the spot,” the police officer reportedly said.