Thiruvananthapuram: A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy on a surveillance mission off the Kerala coast was made to crash into the sea on Friday after it suffered engine failure.
A Navy release on Friday said the RPA experienced engine failure on a routine surveillance mission off Kerala coast.
“The RPA was thereafter ditched into the sea in a controlled manner to ensure no damage to lives or property,” it said.
It further said a search was launched immediately and parts of the aircraft, including the engine, have been recovered.
“A board of inquiry is being ordered,” the Navy said.