An unmanned Pakistan naval aircraft crashed in the southern city of Karachi, but there was no reported damage on the ground. Pakistan. 19th July 2011
Karachi: An unmanned Pakistan naval aircraft crashed in the southern city of Karachi Tuesday, but there was no damage on ground, police and naval officials said.
"It was a Pakistan Navy UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and it was on a routine training sortie when it was hit by a bird," said Pakistan navy spokesman Commander Salman Ali.
The UAV, commonly known as a drone, is used by the navy for surveillance, reconnaissance and photography, he said.
He did not give details on the make and manufacturer of the aircraft.
Senior police official Usman Ghani Siddiqui said the aircraft crashed inside the premises of an oil refinery in Karachi's Korangi neighborhood, but there was no damage.
"There was a small fire but the situation is under control.Photo by Majid Hussain/Karachi