An Indian Air Force (IAF) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crashed Thursday early morning 6 km from Jaisalmer near Badabaagh. The UAV has developed a technical snag and it lost contact with the ATS. There has been no information of any loss to human and property.
According to sources, the UAV was on a regular exercise and has taken off from the Jaisalmer Air Force station. On getting the information, senior officers of the IAF reached the spot and took away the debris of UAV in a truck. A probe has been ordered into the incident.
According to eyewitness, it was 4.30 am when suddenly they heard a big thud. After some time, a team from the IAF came to them and asked from them whether they have seen any thing falling from the sky. The team then conducted a search operation and the UAV was found 1.5 km away from Badabagh in the desert.
SP Gaurav Yadav confirmed the incident that an UAV has crashed near Badabagh and there was no casualty and no damage from it. Defence spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Ojha confirmed that an UAV had crash landed.
It is to be mentioned that in last one-and-a half years, around four UAVs have crashed in Jaisalmer. Last UAV Nishant of Army met with an accident near Pokhran field firing range on November 11, 2015. Another crashed near Chandhan on November 4, 2015. One more UAV crashed near Dhauva village of Jaisalmer in July 2015.