MIANWALI, (SANA): An unmanned aircraft of the Pakistan Army crashed near Chgakwal, sources said on Saturday.
According to official sources, the surveillance drone took off from Mianwali Airbase and crashed near Chakwal. They said that the plane crashed in open fields due to some technical fault and caused no harm to life or property in the area.
The sources said debris of the plan has been removed, while investigation is underway.
According to the sources the surveillance drone had took off from Murid Airbase and crashed near Chakwal.
They said that the plane crashed in open fields due to some technical fault and caused no harm to life or property in the area.
The SG Falco-I surveillance drone, sources believed, had crashed because its Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system had developed a technical fault and stopped working thereafter. Subsequently, officials said, this had damaged its Ground Data Terminal (GDT) to disrupt communication linkage between the Drone Operating System (DOS) that is characterised with self-protection features and Ground Communication System (GCS).‘The self-protection feature was disabled due to the technical lapse thus triggering a chain of in-built programme failures to cause complete communication breakdown that led to the crash’, officials shared. ‘This rarely happens on test-missions’, they said.The drone crash incident had taken place in the area where the PAF Northern Air Command’s training wing is based.