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  1. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy crashed at about 7:30 PM Wednesday while on a routine mission. The accident occurred just short of the runway, as it was approaching for landing. There are no casualties or injuries. A detailed inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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    The Indian Navy says one of its Searcher UAVs that crash-landed on May 5 was on a regular sortie and that the aircraft can be repaired. The UAV went down short of the runway near the Southern Naval Command.

    “The UAV crashed at peak time traffic near [a] roadside. A Board of Inquiry (BoI) will find out what has gone wrong after analyzing all the possible angles,” a source tells AVIATION WEEK.

    The incident happened at 7:30 p.m. [IST] about 300 meters outside the Vathuruthy area of Kochi in Kerala, which is heavily populated. “[There were] no casualties on the ground after the crash, though it generated some anxious moments for the onlookers,” a source said. Vice Adm. K.N. Sushil is said to have visited the site.

    The Indian Navy is one of the few in the world to incorporate UAVs as a separate squadron. Commissioned in 2006, the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS-342), known as the Flying Sentinels, has 12 Israel Aerospace Industries-built Herons and Searcher Mark-IIs.

    The crash “could be either due to some technical snag, malfunctioning of a critical component or an error by the ground-based operator(s). We have got in touch with its makers (IAI),” a source said.

    A senior Minister of Defense official said that the Searcher’s telemetry data would prove crucial for the investigating team. “Searcher constantly beams telemetry data to the control station, and this could provide the leads. We will have to see at what point the platform lost link with the station. Since the accident occurred during landing [as is the case with many earlier Searcher crashes reported globally], it is important to see how well are the onboard systems designed and recovery modules put in place. The navy has the expertise and will plug snags, if any,” the official says.

    http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?topicName=india&id=news/awx/2010/05/06/awx_05_06_2010_p0-224907.xml&headline=Telemetry%20Data%20Key%20To%20UAV%20Crash%20Probe
     
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  2. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Its the "searcher" UAV. of the Army
     
  3. AVADI

    AVADI Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    ^^It Navy's UAV.

    The damage doesn't look very serious so it should be airborne very soon.
     
  4. Arjun MBT

    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Is it searcher??
     
  5. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    yes it a searcher
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Searchers are used extensively in west coast and especially from the kochi naval base.
     
  7. Devianz

    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Yeah its a Searcher.. we also have around 4 Herons here at SNC.
     
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